Category Archives: Featured Works

Turquoise + Moss Green: 4-Shade Brass Lighting Fixture

I’m very happy that the images of this wonderful piece below capture the electric delight of the blue turquoise and moss green glass I used.  

My vision is for a cascading array, not unlike a grape vine.

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.

Passion Red Tulips: 4-Shade Brass Lighting Fixture

Those of you who remember my Passion Red series of decorative platters will enjoy this quite original design, with the same wonderful red glass. 

Though I didn’t design these shades to look like tulips, with this colour (I plan to make more with this shape) I couldn’t help but be inspired to make them look like a bouquet of fresh Spring tulips!

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.

 

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.

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. 

Why?  

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:

Lighting Showcase!

If you’ve been watching my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and indeed, my previous posts on this blog, (see left sidebar for all the links!) you’ll have figured out that I’m specializing in some very exciting lighting concepts!  And … I’m targeting Toronto’s diverse and rich restaurant industry.

Here’s what I mean, with more to follow below:
 

 

I’ve been doing lighting applications – both stained glass and fused –  for some time now.  In fact I have a category on this blog for my fused glass lighting works and another for my stained glass lighting works.  You may enjoy a look at how my style has evolved over the last 20 years. Continue reading Lighting Showcase!