Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Multiple Projects

Last week, we were working on several ongoing projects at the same time. Soldering on the suite of Magnolia Windows for our client in Ohio is nearing completion and took up almost all of Irwin's time. Meanwhile, Bill was busy foiling the Magnolia panels so Irwin could keep soldering. Once the foiling was completed, Bill started attacking his backlog of window drawings which he has to complete for upcoming projects. We also were busy pouring waxes to take to the foundry for several bronze bases that are on order.

Last week, phone orders were brisk for the 2010 Ephraim Faience Pottery/Century Studios Limited Edition Dragonfly Vase (see our posting from February 5, 2010 for more information on this vase). The edition is selling well, and there is only a couple more weeks to place your pre-order (or a maximum of 50 pieces, whichever comes first), so if you are thinking of ordering this vase...call now before the edition is sold out!

Monday, February 8, 2010

16" Pomegranate Shade

Winter is the season for pomegranates - both the fruit and the lamp shade! We recently completed a 16" Pomegranate shade for a New York client, and around this time last year we had an order for a pomegranate shade. For more information about this design, see our posting from Feb 28, 2009.

The shade we just completed was made in specific colors for the client, with a mottled green background and the pomegranates were rendered in a soft blue/pink tone with hints of green. The shade is shown on the Small Stick Base.

After receiving their shade, our client wrote, "Received the shade today, it looks great, you guys do wonderful work!!! We will definitely use you for future purchases and refer anyone we know that is looking."

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pre-Order Your 2010 Limited Edition Dragonfly Vase Now


Century Studios is pleased to announce the next in our exclusive series of limited edition dragonfly pots, created annually by Ephraim Faience Pottery. This vase is the twelfth in our ongoing series, and is approximately 5” tall and 5.75” wide. The vase features three dragonflies in relief and is finished in Antique Green background glaze. This is a signed, numbered, limited edition piece that bears the Ephraim Faience Pottery hallmarks as well as the Century Studios logo signifying that it is an exclusive piece for our studio. The pre-order price for this exclusive piece is $238.00 (plus shipping and/or sales tax).

Century Studios is offering this rare piece of Ephraim Pottery to our clients on a pre-order basis. The exact number of pieces to be created in this pattern will be determined by how many vases are ordered in advance - with a maximum edition of only 50 numbered pieces. We are limiting quantities to one per client.

To pre-order this piece for your collection, you must contact us at 651-699-4838 by FRIDAY MARCH 5, 2010. All pre-ordered pieces must be prepaid in full. Production time for this issue will be approximately 8 - 9 weeks and should arrive at Century Studios in May 2010.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Magnolia Windows

We have been busy putting together a pair of large Magnolia windows for the past few weeks. Based on a set of windows that Louis Comfort Tiffany created for his own home, the windows feature naturalistic branchwork and lots of drapery glass in the flower petals.

Due to the overall size of the panels, each window is being constructed in three pieces which will stack one atop the other and be held together with reinforcing rods.

At this point we are starting to solder together the individual panels, and hope to have the project completed in a week or two.