Sunday, September 29, 2013

Landscape Windows

We have been very busy with a number of commission projects, including this lush pair of Landscape Windows for a West Coast client.

Every window project we undertake begins with Bill working up a full sized drawing/cartoon. Our cartoons are given a simple coloring with colored pencils, to indicate details and basic colors. Once approved by our client, the cartoon is numbered for production.

Here you see one of the windows after the process of layout and cutting, ready to be wrapped with copper foil and soldered together. At the top of the page are the finished pair!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lamp of the Week: 22" Maple Leaf

Created in 2012, the Maple Leaf lamp is a Century Studios' original design. The shade showcases the glories of fall in the Upper Midwest when the leaves brilliantly change colors. Pictured on the Twisted Vine base, this shade is now in a private collection.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Come Visit Us At The Fairgrounds!

The lamps are placed, the booth is set, and we are ready to roll! Visit our booth Saturday from 9 - 5 and Sunday from 11 - 4.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Arts & Crafts Show

Century Studios will be closed this week Friday & Saturday. You can visit our booth this weekend at  the Progress Center on the grounds of the Minnesota State Fair ~

The 14th Annual Arts & Crafts Show and Sale

Saturday Sept 21 
9:00 - 5:00

Sunday Sept 22
11:00 - 4:00 

For more information on the show click here.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

16" Snowball

This 16" Snowball shade was recently commissioned by an East Coast client who has an antique lamp base which was in need of a shade. The glass in this shade was chosen for its variety and depth of color. The rich blue sky at the top gives way to a variety of lush greens and deeply colored flowers. Ring mottles, textures, and fracture glass are used to give the flowers added dimension and interest. The irregular lower edge of the shade provides a perfect finish to this design. The shade is shown on the Small Stick base.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lamp of the Week: 22" Tulip

The 22" Tulip shade is a visually complex pattern featuring masses of tulips in full bloom. The generously proportioned shade, shown here on the large Turtleback base, can be used as a table lamp, floor lamp or chandelier. This shade was commissioned by a local client in 2010.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Arts & Crafts Show

The 14th Annual Arts & Crafts Show and Sale is just around the corner. Century Studios will be exhibiting at the show which runs September 21 & 22 in the Progress Center on the grounds of the Minnesota State Fair.

For more information on the show and a list of exhibitors, go to this link.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lamp of the Week - 20" Nasturtium on Decoarted Library Base

The unusual mushroom cap shape of this shade is a perfect canvas to show the saucer shaped leaves and multitude of brilliant flowers on this 20" Nasturtium shade. The shade is shown on the Decorated Library Base. This piece was created in 2001.

Monday, September 2, 2013

14" Dragonfly & 14" Acorn

We recently completed two shades which were commissioned by out of state clients. The 14" Dragonfly is a richly colored shade with vibrant purples, greens, blues and pinks. To complete the lamp, our client chose a different base than the one that is shown. This lamp now happily resides in Washington state.

The glass for this 14" Acorn shade was selected to compliment the glaze colors of an antique pottery lamp base.

We photographed both shades on the Pony Tree Trunk base.