In 1999 an Arts Council grant enabled Margaret to research designing for industry. She spent 3 months at Wades Ceramics, Stoke-on-Trent, where she was able to see how the factory was run and the model makers taught her how to make moulds. Margaret developed the crescent light form whilst there.
Margaret O’Rorke is captivated by the quality of light diffused through the natural translucency of fine high-fired porcelain and bone china. She is inspired by the nature of forms that can grow from the potter’s wheel, as well as patterns in nature and light. Her innovative, revolutionary designs and work with cutting edge lighting technologies have caught the attention of leading galleries, collectors and clients worldwide. Her organic forms soften contemporary spaces and enhance classic environments.