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:
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:
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.
I’ve made custom lighting over the 20 years I’ve been doing glass art (if you dig into my blog post history you’ll see several examples).
After talking with past, present and prospective customers, not to mention visiting various design trade shows and reading all the trade magazines you likely do, I realized that I can do better than much of what I was seeing!
But … I needed a supplier of not only the electrical hardware components to produce a complete product offering: I also needed a local metal supplier who can manufacture bent steel rods and associated fittings to my design.