Posts by: Century Studios

15″ Spider

15″ Spider

Depending on the glass chosen for the shade, the 15″ Spider shade has the ability to look bright and cheerful or dark and menacing. While obviously inspired by a spider and web, Tiffany Studios originally referred to the shade as “geometric plain, heavy ribs for #337 base”. The #337 base is the Mushroom base shown…

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Lamp of the Week: 16″ Pansy

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Pansy

The 16″ Pansy shade showcases clusters of delicate flowers set against a geometric background. Pansy flowers are a perfect subject for representation in stained glass because of the variety and vibrancy of the flowers themselves. For this shade, the background shifts from a light amber mixed with pale blue down to a vibrant blue with…

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Century Studios Metalwork

Century Studios Metalwork

At Century Studios, we have been creating stained glass shades since 1986 and have been producing our own line of lamp bases for over 20 years. In the past, we would visit our foundry every 8 to 12 weeks to drop off waxes and pick up raw bronzes to bring back to the studio for…

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Farewell To Pottery Lamp Bases

Farewell To Pottery Lamp Bases

It is with regret that we must say farewell to our line of Pottery Lamp Bases. For over 23 years, Century Studios has created pottery bases using hand thrown pots by Ephraim Fiance Pottery (also Arts and Clay/Jemerick Art Pottery until their closure a few years ago). Ephraim has informed us that they are no…

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Turtleback Lantern Trio

Turtleback Lantern Trio

We recently completed a trio of Turtleback Hanging Lanterns for a client in California. The lanterns will be incorporated into the decor at the client’s winery. Turtleback Lanterns can be made using green, amber and deep black cherry red turtleback tiles. For these fixtures our client chose the deep red turtlebacks. In the photo showing…

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Lamp of the Week: 18″ Trumpet Vine

Lamp of the Week: 18″ Trumpet Vine

The 18″ Trumpet Vine lamp is one of the four Tiffany Studios 18″ shade designs intended for use on the Large Tree Trunk base (23″ tall). The sculpted cast metal openwork crown at the top of the shade flows into the stained glass naturally by the inclusion of heavy branch work that appears throughout the…

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Bird Skeleton Base

Bird Skeleton Base

Century Studios is pleased to reintroduce the Bird Skeleton base to our lamp base offerings. The base, sometimes referred to as the Organic Root base, has four lights, is 26″ tall, and can be used with 20″ or 22″ shades. We used to get this base from Odyssey until they ceased producing metalwork. We now…

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Lamp of the Week: 16″ Peacock Feather

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Peacock Feather

The bold design of the 16″ Peacock Feather shade has the symmetry of a repetitive geometric pattern softened by natural curves of a feather. Beginning with a strong amber tone at the top, the color shifts into green, teal, and ends in cobalt blue at the bottom. These colors are reflected in the peacock “eyes”…

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16″ Geometric

16″ Geometric

Geometric shades work in any decor and can be created in a wide variety of glass colors. Blue and green mottled glass was chosen to enliven this 16″ Geometric shade. Commissioned by a client in Tennessee, the shade is shown on the Tall Flower Petal base (20″ tall).

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Lamp of the Week: Oz Logo Shade

Lamp of the Week: Oz Logo Shade

Designed by Bill Campbell in the 1980’s, our Oz Logo shade has long been a dormant Century Studios original lamp design. Bill adapted the logo design into a decorative band for this shade, adding a pressed glass “emerald” between each logo. After creating several examples in the late ’80’s/early 90’s for Books of Wonder, a…

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