All posts by Greg at Gotham

Blues & Greens: 3 Shade Sconce

I’ve had surprisingly good feedback on this piece — the shades are not matched exactly to each other, and I think “eclectic” is the right word to describe this fun, informal piece.  Great colours too!

This piece is for sale, but I am pleased to design and make something specific to your design needs.  Please Contact me and I’d be happy to discuss with you.

Orange + Black: 2 Shade Sconce

I think I like the shadows cast on the wall behind this piece as much as I like the shape of this 2 shade sconce lamp. 

This piece is for sale, but I am pleased to design and make something specific to your design needs.  Please Contact me and I’d be happy to discuss with you.

THIS WEEKEND! Studio Tour King — Come and see my best work

It’s finally arrived!   And what a great weekend to get out in the Spring rural beauty of King Township.

I’m proud to present a number of new, completely original lighting designs I believe will rock your world (IF you are turned on by glass art lighting like I am).

I don’t even have studio photographs of these samples yet – but here are a few teaser shots of the shades themselves.  You’ll have to come to the studio in Schomberg to see the whole fixtures!

Studio Tour King is this weekend (April 22 + 23), 10:00 – 5:00 each day, and features 51 artists at neatly 40 locations through out King Township. 

Have a look here for more information and a link to the brochure that includes the self-guided map.

Gothic Sconce Lamps — Gone Brass!

I made these two sets of gothic-inspired stained glass sconce lamps in the late 1990’s, to grace the walls of a heritage loft condominium I lived in on King St. West in Toronto. 

(It’s Name?  Gotham Lofts.  Go figure. )

One set above features “HOT” amber, orange, red and yellow shades (3 lamps per sconce); the other below, “COOL” blue and green (2 lamps per sconce).

At that time, what I spun in creative ability –  to stretch the capabilities of cold-working 2-dimensional glass into these multi-layers orbs – I lacked in prowess to source and assemble complimentary fixtures to accommodate them. 

You can see what I mean in my archived posts on these pieces:

Hot Tri-Shade Sconces
Cool Bi-Shade Sconces

I used modified exterior spot light bases from a hardware store!  Not bad considering what I had to work with.

Now that I’m sourcing a wide variety of traditional and contemporary lamp parts from the US, I’ve produced my own fixtures for these lovely one-of-a kind pieces.   See what I mean below.

These art lamps have been in my personal collection these past twenty years (hard to believe I’ve been making glass art that long!)

I’m offering these pieces now for sale at my studio at the upcoming Studio Tour King on the April 22+ 23 weekend. 


Because I made them for a setting that I no longer live in!  For 11 years I’ve been enjoying heritage home life in King Township! I love these lamps and I’d like to see them enjoyed in a setting fitting the one that inspired me to make them. 

It’s time they made statements of their own in a complimentary setting – like a special heritage loft condominium or conversion! 

Could that be you?

Here are some detailed photos of these pieces if you are curious:

Corporate Gifts + Awards

Have a corporate awards event coming up, and need a unique, memorial piece for each recipient?

How about a special gift for someone distinguished?

Look no further!

I’ve served many customers over the past 10 years in custom designing and making “one off”, unique gifts for one or several recipients.  And I’ve designed budget-conscious awards for larger numbers of recipients. 

Please see the examples I show below.  Certainly you’ll want to talk to me about how to help make your award programme special, or how to distinguish your special gift recipient with something lasting and and as unique as their own recognition.

Please Contact me to discuss your needs!

And enjoy the photos below.  The “mosaic” galleries are a means to show additional images of these works, plus some “in process” shots on occasion to show you the diversity I can bring to a gift series!

Business Card Holders


Decorative Plates


Smart Phone + Tablet Cradles

Commemorative Awards of Distinction

Special Awards of Distinction with that extra “WOW” factor

Please see Apparent Movement  and Apparent Movement – The Making Of for more on this very special 6-piece corporate award for a celebrated team endeavour.

Come see my latest works!

Yes the annual Studio Tour King is around the corner, this year the weekend of April 22nd and 23rd.

You can see more information on the Tour on the Arts Society King (ASK) website here. There are 51 artists at 26 locations – a record on both counts for the show.

Many visitors also enjoy seeing the state of my wife and my various perennial gardens that surround my Gotham Glassworks Studio, which include a 40-plant hybrid tea rose garden (I take care of that one). 

My studio is in the rear yard of “Doctor Kay’s House” on Main Street Schomberg, a heritage home occupied by this long standing and well known Doctor from about 1909 to 1953.

See you there!  I’m excited to show off my latest lighting creations.

Please Contact me if you need a printed brochure.

Click for Studio Tour Website and Downloadable Brochure


A downloadable version of the Tour brochure is available on the ASK Website.