Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lamp of the Week: 18" Tulip

Tulips are one of the first flowers to make an appearance in the Spring. With their seemingly endless array of colors and showy blooms, tulips are a natural flower to be featured on Tiffany shade designs. This 18" Tulip shade has a variety of peach, pink, and yellow flowers. Shown on the sculptural Mock Turtle base, this lamp was created as a showroom piece in 2007 and is now in a private, local collection.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lamp of the Week: 28" Magnolia

One of the most recognizable Tiffany Studios shade designs, the 28" Magnolia can be used as a large chandelier fixture or on a Senior Floor base. The Magnolia is one of the few shade designs which utilize drapery glass, a hand folded sheet glass that gives a highly three dimensional look to the shade. We created this shade in 2008 for a Midwest client.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lamp of the Week: 10 Light Lily Table Lamp

A milestone in the history of lighting design, Louis Comfort Tiffany introduced the Lily Table Lamp in the 1890's, showing the world what could be created with an electric light bulb and some imagination. This illuminated sculpture is inspired by a cluster of water lilies, with the lustre glass flowers nodding gently above the bronze lily pads and buds. Even the light bulb was incorporated into the design, forming the stamen of each blossom.

Cast in bronze at our studio, lily lamps are created using molds taken from an original example. We offer these distinct table lamps in 7, 10, 12 & 18 light versions.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Century Studios Hours This Week

Century Studios will be closed Wednesday April 8 through Monday April 13. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday April 14.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Windows

In March, we completed a pair of Resurrection-themed Memorial Windows for St. Paul's Episcopalian Church in Owatonna, Minnesota. Commissioned as a memorial by the Krysto family, the pair of windows feature Easter themes (to find out more about the dedication, go HERE). Installed in the entry to the church, the windows are placed as shown above - the first window (on the right as you ascend a stairway) has a somber tone with the cross amid Passion Flowers, Lilies in bud, and a moody sky. The second window (on the left as you ascent to the top of the stairs) shows the Glory of the Resurrection, with the raised cross behind lilies in full bloom in a blaze of sun rays.

 Working closely with the church, Bill Campbell drew the designs and did the glass selection. The cross in each window is accented by a large pressed jewel, and both windows feature a variety of textured glass. Most of the blooming lilies were cut from drapery glass, further enhancing the three dimensional look of the window.

Bill did all the color selections for this pair of windows. Whenever we undertake larger window projects, every work surface in our cutting & layout area is used.

Irwin can be seen soldering the finished windows together. The windows were installed in time for Good Friday services at the church.