Our Story


Have you ever looked at a light fixture and thought, "Wow, that's really something special"? That's exactly what we aim to create at We Ponder. Our founder, Rose Kiselev, is an Interior Designer with a passion for bringing custom spaces to life, and she started We Ponder to offer her clients the option to fall in love with Australian handmade lighting products. Since then, we've brightened up hundreds of homes and commercial spaces across Australia, New Zealand, and beyond.  

We're based in Tasmania working with a local ceramicist who is practically a magician when it comes to clay- Ian Clare. Together, we create pieces that honour the tradition of molding clay into functional objects (a practice that dates back 20,000 years!) and reject the idea that lighting has to be boring or follow trends. We believe in creating timeless pieces that will bring joy and inspiration to your space for years to come.


We Ponder products are a celebration of the exceptional skills and dedication of Tasmanian craftspeople. Our designs embrace the inherent imperfections of nature, creating truly unique and irreplaceable pieces that reflect the uniqueness of each individual and their home. Our aim is to create timeless products that will never go out of style or need to be replaced, even after many years. We envision our lights becoming the archeological treasures of the future, discovered in the ruins of a building and displayed in a museum as a testament to the artistry of the 2020s.

Our products are the result of a process that relies on understanding and trusting the skills of our craftspeople, learning from their extensive trial and error, and designing pieces that fall within their limitations. We strive to build on what is already known and create repeatable yet unique designs that challenge the status quo. We believe that good design is all about layering and creating a thoughtful, inviting atmosphere through the placement of objects, art, lighting, and furniture.

Inside The Studio


We invite you to take a glimpse behind the scenes into our ceramic making process! Now sit back, relax, pop on your headphones and be taken away by this ever so satisfying video. Enjoy!

Cloud Interior / Exterior

Cloud Interior / Exterior


Introducing We Ponder's newest shape; Cloud. Crafted from recycled clay, this light is a perfect blend of style and sustainability. The curved design inspired by, well… clouds! Creating a striking downward V light and a subtle upward glow, all hand-dipped in our We Ponder signature eggshell white glaze and fired twice at extreme temperatures. The custom light fitting is nearly invisible, hugging the wall for a clean and contemporary look. To maintain consistency whilst preserving the handmade qualities, Cloud is slip cast into a mould. Each light is unique, with slight variations in finish and form, adding character and personality to your space. With a closed ceramic top for both interior and exterior use.

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