Thursday, March 30, 2017

Window of the Week: Hylas and the Water Nymphs

Commissioned in 2001 by a local client, Hylas and the Nymphs is inspired by the 1896 painting by John William Waterhouse. The painterly color effects of shadow and light in this highly detailed window were achieved by using two and three layers of glass. The figures were hand painted by Bill Campbell using powdered minerals which were then kiln fired onto the surface of the glass. This 3' x 5' window is one of the most complex windows we have created at our studio.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

18" Oriental Poppy

The 18" Oriental Poppy is an intricately detailed Tiffany Studios lamp design. Showy poppies in full bloom spill over the decorative border rows. For this shade, the flowers are rendered in striking reds with purple flower centers. The leaves are a mix of verdant greens mixed with red, orange, and blue highlights. Intermingling fracture, streaky, and ring mottled glass produce a sun dappled effect. The top of the shade shows beautiful blue sky peaking through the flowers. Commissioned by a client in California, the shade is shown on the Seven Handled Pottery base.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lamp of the Week: 14" Tulip

This 14" Tulip is a small shade with a large personality. The lively flowers and vivid leaves dance merrily across a field of multicolored blues in a burst of springtime merriment. The shade, shown on the Mushroom base, was created as a showroom piece in 2013 and is now in a private collection.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lamps in Production

As often happens, we are busy working on several projects at once in the studio. The first is a 14" Dragonfly shade in tones of yellow green shading to vivid blue. This lamp have been cut and fit and is shown on the light table.

Bill was busy over the weekend soldering the inside of an 18" Oriental Poppy shade that will be heading to California next week.

An exuberantly colored 16" Woodbine shade is also cut and fit and ready for foiling. We will show the completed shades in upcoming posts.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lamp of the Week: 15" Spider

The 15" Spider shade is one of Tiffany Studios creepiest shade patterns. The three dimensional cast bronze spider rests atop its stained glass web, waiting to attract curious onlookers. This example, commissioned in 2009 by a California client, shades from blue at the top to lavender/purple for the lower half of the shade. The shade is shown on the Mushroom base.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Triplets & Twins

We have received several commissions for multiple matching lamps. On February 19, we showed a pair of matching Acorn lamps. We recently completed a trio of matching Turtleback Hanging Lanterns for a client in Oregon and a pair of 7" Geometric shades for a local client. The lantern trio will be installed as pendant fixtures in a remodeled kitchen. The pair of small shades will be used on an original Tiffany Studios double student lamp base.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lamp of the Week: 16" Banded Daffodil

The 16" Banded Daffodil is a lively pattern, with masses of daffodils in full bloom intermingling across the surface of the shade. The exuberance of the flowers is accentuated by the two border rows which give structure to the design. This example, created in 2014 for a North Carolina client, uses fracture glass in the background and heavily mottled glass for the flowers and leaves. The shade is shown on the Cereus base.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

18" Poinsettia

Commissioned by a client in Massachusetts, this boldly colored 18" Poinsettia shade features red flowers against a vivid blue background. The shade is shown on the 7 Handled Pottery base.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Lamp of the Week: 28" Clematis

The 28" Clematis is a melange of flowers and leaves that realistically represents the intricately tangled appearance of this showy plant. The thin stems are realistically represented by lead lines throughout the design.  To create this shade, we many many unique glasses by Lins, Schlitz, Uroborus, Youghiogheny, and even our own Century Studios hand rolled sheet glass. The resulting shade has an explosion of colors ranging from light to dark. This shade was created as a showroom piece in 2015 and is now in a private collection, installed as an inverted chandelier fixture.