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Southwest Ceramic Lighting

Your Friendly Custom Ceramic Lighting Store

Our Story

“We Guarantee Our Client’s Satisfaction. Your Satisfaction is Our Success!”

Hand-Made on Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Southwest Ceramic Lighting started making lights with only southwest designs, but when customers asked if we could make a Harlequin design or a Celtic knot, we obliged. Our company sells custom lighting from coast to coast, as far north as Alaska and as far south as the Florida Keys.

Since our lights are ceramic, poured with a solid thickness and fired in a kiln to 1945 degrees Fahrenheit, they are very durable. Our customers have given us testimony of their lights making it through nickel and quarter size hail, 120 degree heat and 30 degree below “0” temperatures. So to say the least, our lights can withstand extreme conditions and climates, while maintaining beauty that you expect for years. 

Mike and Lydia Baker, Owners of Southwest Ceramic Lighting.

For us, our lighting store started with custom wall sconces for the outdoors and indoors and has expanded to making hanging pendants and flush mount ceiling fixtures too. We offer numerous wall sconce and ceiling light shapes, as well as a variety of designs from southwest to nautical to contemporary that you won’t find anywhere else. And yes, we take great pride in our work! Southwest Ceramic Lighting also makes custom designs for our customers and interior designers who want their own brand or feature for their home or business.

With over 100 designs to choose from in our posted and private collection, we offer 40 colors from our color chart for you to choose from. Our customers have made the front of their home enlightened with a more modern look and the back yard taking on a rustic approach with some mountainous lodge designs. Southwest Ceramic Lighting does not do just southwest. The beauty of our ceramic lighting is that you can have all the lights surrounding your home or business with one contemporary style that has a gorgeous Antique Copper finish or you can create a theme with southwest style, in a Terracotta finish, for the front and a variety of wildlife, in Raw Turquoise multi-color finish, for your back yard. The alluring quality of our lighting is that our company will create a look that is of your own without the possibility of your neighbors having the same lights. All of this and a light that resembles metal lighting with metallic finishes such as Antique Copper, Pewter or Anodized Bronze. We also offer a natural look with colors that complement any stucco finish.

Our Focus


We Guarantee Our Client’s Satisfaction. Your Satisfaction is Our Success!   We take great pride in our work! Southwest Ceramic Lighting also makes custom designs for our customers and interior designers who want their own brand or feature for their home or business.

Custom Hand Made

Our ceramic light fixtures are made right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, the heart of the Southwest. We offer authentic southwest style and many other design varieties, along with dedicated customer service not found with other lighting stores. Contact us today, you will be glad you did!


“The Lights You’ve Been Lookin’ For”. Because since we started offering our lights to the public in 2003, we kept hearing people say, “these are the lights we’ve been looking for”.

Interesting Facts

Ceramic Lighting

At our lighting store we love helping homeowners replace their boring cookie cutter lights, which are probably the same as their neighbors, and personalize their home with a look that is of their own. Customers can select from the lights that we have on our site or may choose their design, the style of the shape they want the design to go on and any one of our colors to have the light finished. Southwest Ceramic Lighting started out with southwest style lighting, such as the Kokopelli and petroglyph sun, for the walls, but offers so much more now.

Dark Sky Lighting

Dark Sky Lighting: All of our wall sconces can be ordered as dark sky compliant. We keep the top solid instead of cutting it out for light going upward. The sconce is finished with your color choice. Many other subdivisions and municipalities are requiring that no light be seen from the front of the light either. In this case, we can add a contrasting day plate of brushed and sealed copper or stainless steel behind the design, so that during the day the design stands out but at night all you have is the light flowing downward. Please call for more details. 

ADA Compliant Lights

So what’s it mean for lighting? For lighting design, the ADA sets standards for the clearance of hanging lights and the distance a wall light fixture or sconce can extend from the wall, and the height it can be above the floor surface. Southwest Ceramic Lighting follows the  guidelines for ADA installation specify that a wall light be no more than 4-inches from the wall and be mounted between 2-feet 4-inches to 6-feet 8-inches above the finished floor. These standards are of vital importance when designing for public spaces and commercial buildings to ensure that hallways, bathrooms and more can be accessed by everyone. The ADA guideline also have many practical implications for consumers and residential homes. Indeed, any home space can benefit from ADA lighting fixtures.

SW Ceramic Lighting in Your Home

How our lights are made!

Rio Grand Arts & Crafts Festival: Balloon Fiesta Show
Sandia Resort & Casino, 30 Rainbow Rd. N.E. (NE Corner of Tramway & I-25), Albuquerque, NM 87113,  505-292-7457 October 4-6 & 11-13 2019 - After the balloons go up! 9-5 Daily: Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Features the work of 200 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S., offering tourists and residents a unique, world-class art experience Look for the White Tent! A GREAT opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done.  


Historic Old Town Plaza 
October 4, 2019 - October 13, 2019- 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
(505) 768-3556
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Live entertainment will take place each day during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  


4470 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87104
505) 459-0719 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Big Jim Farms is opening up the 9 acre farm in Los Ranchos every weekend during September & October for organically grown Green & Red Chile U-Pick and onsite chile roasting. The green chile experience is a MUST when you are in Albuquerque. You will notice an unmistakable aroma of chiles roasting during the  Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. 

30 Tramway Road N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87122Phone: (505) 856-7325
Open During Balloon Fiesta 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
A must stop! Rising from the hustle and bustle of Albuquerque, you ascend one of America’s most stunning urban peaks. Reaching the 10,378-foot crest of the Sandia Mountains, an 11,000 square mile panoramic view awaits you. It’s an elevation of the body, mind, and soul in a mere 15 minutes.


Delivering to the Public Since 2003

Over 40 Million Combinations Possible!

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Friday Feature: Garden & Zen - Maple Leaves. Falling Maple Leaves is a reminder of the Fall season, and the Maple Leaves design is an excellent accent lighting design for your home. It is an exceptional look when lighting up the lodge or cabin. https://southwestceramiclighting.com/product/14-open-top-maple-leaves-design-in-white-color-indoor-outdoor/ #customlighting #gardendesign #handcrafted, #southwestlighting #gardenlighting #indoorlighting #outdoorlighting #mapleleaves #leaves #lodge #cabin ...

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DID YOU KNOW? It’s Easy to Create a Custom Ceramic Light? OVER 4O MILLION COMBINATIONS AVAILABLE! For an affordable price, we provide a very unique product that can be made to YOUR specific requirements. We are available to personally guide you through the design process choices from start to finish. https://southwestceramiclighting.com/custom-design/ #customlightsalbuquerque #shoplocal #nmtrue #swceramiclighting #ceramics #lighting #customlighting #handcrafted #handmade #customceramiclighting ...

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Friday Feature- Contemporary & Eclectic Design: “Barista Coffee” Our steaming coffee cup was inspired by the worlds love for coffee. The word barista is an Italian word, and in Italy, a barista is a male or female “bartender”, who typically works behind a counter, serving both hot drinks (such as espresso), and cold alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. https://southwestceramiclighting.com/product/barista-coffee-mica-indoor-outdoor-9-open-top/ #customlighting #handcrafted, #contemporary #indoorlighting #outdoorlighting #coffee #rustic #kitchenlighting ...

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Did You Know? We are Ceramic Lighting Experts! At Southwest Ceramic Lighting, quality isn’t just important, it’s required. From start to finish, each of our handmade lights, are meticulously done. From mold to fire, design to paint. Every detail matters, because it should. https://southwestceramiclighting.com/our-process/ #customlightsalbuquerque #shoplocal #nmtrue #swceramiclighting #ceramics #lighting #customlighting #handcrafted #handmade ...

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Friday Feature - Garden & Zen Design: Sunflower. The Sunflower is a garden flower favorite, which exudes power and positivity and will brighten up any room or patio. A Fall Favorite. https://southwestceramiclighting.com/product/9-open-top-sunflower-raw-copper-bands-antique-copper-indoor-outdoor-113-314-665-850-90/ #handcrafted #southwestlighting #customlighting, #newmexicotrue #indoorlighting #outdoorlighting #sunflower ...

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Friday Feature: Southwest & Tribal. It’s a wonderful time in New Mexico as the the aroma of chile’s roasting fills the air. Our featured light is the perfect choice for a southwest style home. Ristra-Brown-Indoor-Outdoor-9″ Open Top Half Round. This light is a 9″ tall open top half round wall sconce with a Ristra center cut design and it is finished in a soft milk chocolate Brown color. DIMENSIONS:H-9 1/4 inch x W-7 1/2 inch x D-5 1/4 inch https://southwestceramiclighting.com/ #handcrafted #southwestlighting #customlighting #newmexicotrue #indoorlighting #outdoorlighting #southwestdesign #Tribaldesign #kokopelli ...

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Friday Feature: Garden & Zen - Maple Leaves. As we move into Fall, we would like to feature: Maple Leaves-White-Indoor-Outdoor-14″ Open Top Half Round. This light is a 14″ tall open top half round wall sconce with the Maple Leaves center cut design, with a solid White color and wired for the indoor or outdoor.
DIMENSIONS: H-14 1/4 inch x W-8 1/4 inch x D-5 1/4 inch https://southwestceramiclighting.com/product/14-open-top-maple-leaves-design-in-white-color-indoor-outdoor/ #customlighting #gardendesign #handcrafted, #southwestlighting #gardenlighting #indoorlighting #outdoorlighting #mapleleaves #leaves

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Friday Feature: Lodge & Rustic - Phoenix. Phoenix-Raw Copper Bands-Raw Turquoise-Amber Mica-Indoor-Outdoor-9″ Open Top Half Round. This 9″ tall open top half round wall sconce has the Phoenix center cut design and backed with Amber Mica lens, accented with top and bottom raw Copper bands and finished in Raw Turquoise multi- color.DIMENSIONS:H-9 1/4 inch x W-7 1/2 inch x D-5 1/4 inch. https://southwestceramiclighting.com/product/9-open-top-phoenix-w-amber-mica-lens-copper-bands-in-raw-turquoise-indoor-outdoor/ #customlighting #handcrafted, #southwestlighting #indoorlighting #outdoorlighting #phoenix #turquoise #southwest #tribal ...

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Friday Feature: HOT AIR BALLOONS. As a tribute to the 2019 Albuquerque Balloon Fest, we are featuring our Hot Air Balloon Light. This light is a 14″ tall closed top half round wall sconce with the Pueblo Balloon center cut design and top and bottom raw copper metal bands. DIMENSIONS:H-14 1/4 inch x W-8 1/4 inch x D-5 1/4 inch. https://southwestceramiclighting.com/?s=BALLOON #handcrafted #southwestlighting #customlighting, #newmexicotrue #HOTAIRBALLOON #indoorlighting #outdoorlighting #albuquerqueballoonfest2019 #pueblo #sandiamountains ...

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All set up for the show! Come stop by and say hello, we have plenty of new colors and designs to show off! If you can't catch us today, we will be back tomorrow. All lights are discounted for the show.
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What are you doing this weekend? We have an idea. Come out to the Albuquerque Home Remodeling & Lifestyle Show at Expo New Mexico on the fairgrounds. Come and see our over 60 different lighting designs. You'll see everything from landscapers to arts and crafts. #customlighting #ExpoNewMexico #artsandcrafts #localbusinesses #newmexicotrue #albuquerquelighting #buylocal #albuquerqueevents #abqlocalbusiness #homeremodeling #remodelingideas ...

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4513 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

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Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday & Monday Closed

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