Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lamp of the Week: 16" Pansy


The 16" Pansy shade features four clusters of delicately detailed flowers set against a geometric background. Pansies come in a wide variety of vibrant colors ranging from orange and red, to blue and yellow, and even black and white. The shade is shown on the Lily Pad, Pottery & Bronze base which was created at our studio, the two tone pottery insert being made to our specifications by Ephraim Faience Pottery. This colorful lamp was created in 2006 as a showroom piece and is in a private Midwest collection.



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wisteria Lamps Completed


After several months of dedicated work, we have completed the pair of matching white 18" Wisteria lamps. These elegant lamps were commissioned by an international client.


Each shade has close to 2000 individual pieces of hand cut glass, and each required close to 300 hours to complete. A study Tree Trunk base supports each shade by mating with an openwork crown of cast bronze branches. Sculptural branches insinuate themselves from the crown into the upper portion of the glasswork, giving the top of the lamps a three dimensional look.


Green leaves give way to cascading flowers which blend together in a subtle shades of white, off white, lavender, periwinkle blue, and moonstone. The signature irregular lower edge is a delicate touch that finishes each shade.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Glass Buying



Last week we traveled to the Chicago area to buy glass. Our wholesaler has a wide selection of hand rolled art glass by all the major manufacturers to choose from, and we were able to pick many choice sheets to add to our in-studio library of glass. On a glass buying trip, we typically select one cart full (both sides) to be packed and shipped back to the studio, but on this trip we found many exceptional offerings and selected twice as many pieces as we typically acquire. Each sheet of glass is hand selected by Irwin Terry and Bill Campbell. The sheets are carefully removed from their bins, walked to a light box to be viewed, and are then either added to the cart or returned to the proper bin. This process is time consuming and exciting, as well as being mentally and physically exhausting.The glass has been crated and is on its way to the studio.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Studio Hours




Century Studios will be closed Wednesday August 2 through Monday August 7. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday August 8.