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Boulder-based ceramic artist Liz Quan brings the aesthetic of the sea to our landlocked state with her striking White Coral pendants. She came up with the form several years ago while carving a shapeless hunk of porcelain without any design in mind. As she examined the resulting five-foot sculpture, she realized it could function as a light fixture. “I love the notion of them being in people’s homes and being admired in intimate spaces,” she says. Today, Quan makes each commissioned porcelain pendant ($4,500 to $8,500) using a technique called slip casting, in which she pours liquid clay, or “slip,” into plaster molds. And because she strings up the pieces of each light individually, these works of art are as unique as the ocean reef creatures themselves. 303-877-8747, lizquan.com