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Funky Pendant Lamp

 

Amber, blue, deep red and acid green combine in this whimsical, four-sided unique pendant lamp.

Approximately 23″ high x 5″ wide x 5″ deep.

Hot N Spicy (The Making Of)

See the completed work here.

(2009)

It is my hope to have sparked your curiousity as I have progressed through to completion of this work.

This is one of my fused art glass “panels”.  I would normally say “window panel” but this one uses opalescent (non-transparent) glass: it will dazzle your eyes illuminated hanging on a wall.

This work is approximately 3 feet tall x 2 feet wide. I love being able to say these dimensions because I invested in a kiln that would allow such a large piece! (Many kilns for this purpose are much smaller.) For those of you who know me, you know that one of my mottos is “go big or go home”!

I have made a stunning colourful piece here; full of passion, even lustful in its attempt to display the full richness of these marigold, orange and flaming red hues on black fissures. They are bright and rich and deep in their own right; they require light to reflect off of them, not through them.

THE MAKING OF … VIDEOSHOW:

Cube Floor Lamp (The Making Of)

See the completed work here.

(2008)

This is a striking lamp made from all hand-rolled glass (mostly Uroboros) in the copper-foil method.  Lead came is used around the perimeter of both ends for a more finished look and for a small degree of shock protection.

The following Slideshow documents the basic steps in its construction and below that I have embedded a four-clip short Videoshow of some basic techniques used.

Learning the making of an artwork can stimulate one’s appreciation for it and for this exciting and stimulating medium in general- that is my goal here – enjoy!

THE MAKING OF … SLIDESHOW:

THE MAKING OF … VIDEOSHOW: