Sunday, January 31, 2016

16" Dogwood

Fracture/streamer glass plays a starring role in this 16" Dogwood shade. The flower and leaf colors are echoed in the fracture background with its hints of green, pink and white. Pictured on the Flower Petal base, this shade was commissioned by a client in Vermont.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lamp of the Week: 20" Daffodil

The 20" Daffodil shade is one of our favorite lamp patterns. In a unique design twist, the stems are inverted, placing the flowers at the lower edge of the shade. Surprisingly, this topsy turvy placement looks completely natural. This example, with its fresh green leaves and lively yellow and amber flowers set against hints of blue, was created in 2011 for a local client. The shade is shown on the Twisted Vine base.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Window of the Week: By The Seashore

At this chilly time of year,  a reminder of the sunny days to come is always welcome. Commissioned in 2010 by a client in New York City, By The Seashore is inspired by the 1883 painting by Pierre Auguste Renoir. This window utilizes three plated layers of glass to create the warm sunny setting.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

16" Geometric w/Triangles

Commissioned as a Christmas gift, this 16" Geometric w/Triangles shade has a warm, welcoming presence. The rich amber/yellow glass is accented by the deep red border of triangles. The shade is shown on the versatile Small Stick base.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lamp of the Week: Turtleback Lantern

This Turtleback Hanging Lantern with Swirls has emerald green turtleback tiles and a hinged door with a glass panel on the bottom to let light shine below. The heavy bronze casting is created at our studio using the lost wax casting method utilizing molds taken off a Tiffany Studios original. The completed lantern has a distinctive, period look. The example shown was created in 2012 for a client in California.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

16" Dragonfly

Commissioned by a Wisconsin couple, this buttery 16" Dragonfly will shine brightly on the gloomiest day or darkest evening. The electric blue, green eyed dragonflies vibrantly dart across the surface of the shade, which is supported by the Stemmed Dragonfly Mosaic base.

As the pieces were cut and fit to the pattern, the colors were checked on our light table. Subtle changes in the yellow background glass were carefully planned at this stage.

Bill is seen completing the foiling on the shade, which was then transferred to the lamp form, soldered together and completed. The client received the lamp in time to brighten their home for the Holidays.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Window of the Week: Winter

With the icy chill of winter finally descending on the Upper Midwest, we thought that it would be nice to revisit our peaceful Winter window. Created as a studio piece in the mid-1990's, this window has three plated glass layers which give depth to the coloration. The night sky dazzles with multiple layers of fracture/streamer glass, while the subtle tones of the woman's cloak is achieved by a combination of colored glass for shading behind a layer of off-white drapery glass. This window is in the collection of a South Dakota client.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

36" Pond Lily, Part 2

We finished off 2015 by completing the 36" Pond Lily shade for our showroom. This unusual Tiffany Studios shade pattern is a new design for our studio. While water themed shades were popular motifs for Tiffany Studios, there are only two known original examples of this shade.

The generous size and strong horizontal lines of the design give the viewer the impression of being near a tranquil pond in summer. Water lilies in varying shades of white, pink, and yellow dot the surface of this unusually shaped shade. The multicolored water areas were achieved by the skillful combination of color and texture, bringing the sparkling pond to life. This shade is currently available in our showroom and is displayed as a chandelier fixture.

While this shade was designed by Tiffany Studios for use a chandelier fixture, it can be used on the Senior Floor Base.

(To view construction images for this shade, see our post from December 13, 2015)