I’d been dreaming about a larger and more dramatic execution of my recent “cascading” fixtures, yet I wanted a more subtle and elegant colour and texture scheme.
When I thought about what colours and techniques I’ve used that evoke this imagery in me, I arrived at my very favourite Grenadine Red with a three-dimensional technique to delight further with shine and sparkle. See below for links to what I mean.
Grenadine is a sophisticated, learned dance partner. I never seem to get tired of working with her, and I especially love looking at her.
I’ve used Grenadine Red somewhat sparingly throughout this piece as “droplets”, textured points of refraction for light to dazzle you. It’s most intense in the upper shades and becomes less so as each cascades down, with just a hint in the bottom shades. Whispy black streaks provide additional subtle interest and tension.
I’m delighted with how I adapted this favourite of mine to this art lamp.
25W equivalent LED candelabra bulbs consume merely 3.5 watts each with almost no heat and provide excellent colour rendition.
Solid brass tubular construction of the fixture itself is my design, as with all my lamps.
This piece is for sale. If this isn’t exactly what you have in mind, I’m happy to design one for you to exceed your expectations! Please Contact me.
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: