Thursday, September 21, 2017

Studio Hours, Arts & Crafts Show

Century Studios will be closed Friday & Saturday, September 22 & 23. You can visit us at our booth during the 18th Annual Arts & Crafts Show which is held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in the Progress Center. Show hours are Saturday 9 - 5, Sunday 11 - 4.

This show always has an eclectic mix of dealers specializing in antique and new furnishings and home accessories in the Arts & Crafts and Mid-Century Modern traditions.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

14" Dragonfly on Chinese Base

The 14" Dragonfly shade is one of our most popular lamp patterns. This compact shade showcases six filigreed dragonflies, pressed glass jewels, and can be created in any coloration. For this piece, the shade begins at the top with a grassy green that quickly blends into cobalt blue. The green dragonflies have textured purple wings tinged with blue. The shade, commissioned by a local client, is shown on the square Chinese base.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lamp of the Week: 16" Dogwood

Due to its subtle coloration, this 16" Dogwood shade has a light and airy personality. The blend of subtle pink, light green, and light blue is calm and refreshing. The shade is shown on the Flower Petal lamp base. Both shade and base were made at our studio. Created in 2002 as a showroom piece, this lamp is now in a local collection.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

2017 Arts & Crafts Show

Century Studios will be participating in the 18th Annual Arts & Crafts Show held in the Progress Center at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds on September 23 & 24. For more information and a list of participating dealers, visit

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lamp of the Week: 16" Peacock

The 16" Peacock shade consists entirely of showy peacock feathers overlapping one another on a diagonal in a swirl of color and movement. For this shade, deep cobalt blue blends downwards into purple, then light blue. An underline of green defines the lower edge of the shade. The shade is shown on the elegant Lion's Foot base. This base can be made taller by raising the central telescoping slide. We created this example in 2014 as a showroom piece and it is now in a private collection.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Turtleback Lanterns

In April we created several Turtleback Hanging Lanterns w/Swirls for different clients. The lanterns are cast in bronze here at our studio using molds taken from an original Tiffany example. While green is a popular turtleback color, we often use other colors for lanterns and shades. The lantern with the dark cherry red turtleback tiles was created for a client in California. The lantern with the light golden turtleback tiles was made for a local client.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

22" Elaborate Peony, Additional Photos

Here are some additional photos of the 22" Elaborate Peony shade we featured in the previous post. 

Due to the coloration and the way the flowers are clustered, this shade has a different look from many angles.  Like an Impressionist painting, this lamp grabs your attention and draws you closer whereupon the brushstrokes of color in each individual piece of glass are revealed.

When viewed up close, the variety of the glass used stimulates the eye. What appears as blended color from a distance becomes distinct individual colors that support and play against one another as the viewer approaches.