Posts by: Century Studios

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Daffodil

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Daffodil

Light and airy, the 16″ Daffodil shade evokes springtime sunshine and gentle breezes. Commissioned in 2009 by a local client, the shade features fracture/streamer background glass and perky yellow flowers which are certain to enliven even the dullest rainy day. The shade is shown on the Lion’s Foot base (base not currently available). Century Studios…

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Cobweb Mosaic Lamp – Part 1

Cobweb Mosaic Lamp – Part 1

While on a visit to Schlitz Studios to buy glass in the late 1980’s, we noticed a large bronze casting and faceted lamp form for the 20″ Cobweb Mosaic lamp sitting on a table in a corner of the studio. When questioned about the base, Jim Schlitz would only offer that it was not for…

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Lamp of the Week: 22″ Wisteria

Lamp of the Week: 22″ Wisteria

Tiffany Studios created Wisteria lamps in several sizes and shapes. One of the most versatile of these is the 22″ Wisteria which can be a table lamp, chandelier, or floor lamp. Commissioned in 2002 by a Chicago area client, the cascading flowers in this shade have a variety of blue, purple, lavender, and white tones….

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Studio Hours

Studio Hours

Century Studios remains open with regular business hours. Running an art studio is akin to working from home on a daily basis, as we spend the majority of our studio time working on projects on our own. Feel free to call the studio Tues – Fri 10 – 5:30, Sat 10 – 4:00 central time….

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Lamp of the Week: Chain Mail Lantern

Lamp of the Week: Chain Mail Lantern

One of the more unusual hanging fixtures designed by Tiffany Studios is the Chain Mail Lantern. The look of the fixture is equally Moorish, Medieval, and Modern. The lantern itself is 9″ wide and has 8 rows of chain mail. The fixture is shown at 33″ in length, and can be made longer with the…

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14″ Dragonfly

14″ Dragonfly

We just completed this sunny 14″ Dragonfly for a client in Massachusetts. Between the dragonflies, the shade is studded with cabochon jewels. The Mushroom base (16″ tall) is a perfect complement to the shade.

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Lamp of the Week: 20″ Nasturtium

Lamp of the Week: 20″ Nasturtium

One of the more unusually shaped shades created by Tiffany Studios is the 20″ Nasturtium. The low dome mimics how nasturtium plants will climb over rocks in the garden to create mounds of riotously colorful flowers peaking through large saucer shaped leaves. Nasturtium flowers and leaves are edible and have a sharp, peppery taste which…

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16″ Snowball

16″ Snowball

The 16″ Snowball shade takes its inspiration from the Snowball Viburnum plant.  The shade is covered in flower clusters and has an irregular lower edge, giving the piece a naturalistic look. For this shade, our client requested off white/cream colored flower clusters set against a strong blue sky. Each flower head on the plant is…

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Lamp of the week: 28″ Laburnum

Lamp of the week: 28″ Laburnum

The 28″ Laburnum is one of the largest Tiffany shades we create. With over 2000 individual pieces of glass, it is also one of the most time consuming shades to produce. The Laburnum has an irregular lower edge, lending an air of naturalism to the piece. For this example we combined mottled glass in tones…

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Lamp Bases

Lamp Bases

At Century Studios, we always have multiple projects in production at the same time. While working on several stained glass lamp shades, we have also been busy creating lamp bases. Here is a selection of bases that we recently completed. We created the 10 Light Flowering Lotus base (pictured above) for a Chicago client. Cast…

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