Posts by: Century Studios

Lamp of the Week: 28″ Lemon Tree with Birds

Lamp of the Week: 28″ Lemon Tree with Birds

The 28″ Lemon Tree with Birds is a Century Studios original shade design by Bill Campbell. This generously proportioned shade takes its inspiration from a Tiffany Studios pictorial wall mosaic. Groupings of blue and yellow birds nestle among tree branches laden with ripening fruit. This example has a tropical color palette with a strong emphasis…

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Lamp of the Week: New Designs Introduced in 2018

Lamp of the Week: New Designs Introduced in 2018

2018 was a busy year at Century Studios. In addition to the many commission and showroom pieces we created, we were able to introduce some new items to our ever expanding lamp offerings. Last year, we added two original shade designs, revived an original shade design that had been dormant for over 30 years, and…

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18″ Flowering Lotus, Part 2

18″ Flowering Lotus, Part 2

After transferring and positioning the foiled pieces onto the waxed lamp form, Irwin began soldering the 18″ Flowering Lotus shade. While Irwin soldered the shade, Bill began selecting glass for another lamp commission When soldering a shade the molten solder runs downhill, so positioning the shade at the correct angle is critical to getting a…

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Lamp of the Week: 18″ Poinsettia

Lamp of the Week: 18″ Poinsettia

This 18″ Poinsettia shade has a brilliant red flowers set against a sunny yellow/amber background and decorative trellis. Hints of green in the bottom border row give a visual link to the Kendrick Pottery base. This shade is warm and inviting shade was primarily made out of Lins glass. We created this piece in 2011…

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18″ Flowering Lotus, Part 1   and Holiday Hours

18″ Flowering Lotus, Part 1 and Holiday Hours

For the past six weeks we have been working on an 18″ Flowering Lotus shade that was commissioned by a client in North Carolina. With just under 1800 individual piece of glass, this shade takes time and patience to create. Louis C. Tiffany had an affinity for flowering water plants and the lotus, with its…

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Lamp of the Week: 16″ Poinsettia

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Poinsettia

The uncomplicated color variations of this 16″ Poinsettia shade give it a pleasing sense of order. Slight modulations in the green tones provide a calming counterpoint to the brilliant red poinsettias. The shade is shown on the Leaves of Grass Pottery Base (20″ tall). Created in 2005 as a showroom piece, this lamp is now…

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12″ Dogwood

12″ Dogwood

This bright and cheery 12″ Dogwood lamp was commissioned by a client in Massachusetts. Set against a blue sky, the pinks and white flowers co-mingle with fresh green leaves. The shade is mated with the Budding Gourd Pottery Base.

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Lamp of the Week: 26″ Poinsettia

Lamp of the Week: 26″ Poinsettia

The 26″ Poinsettia makes an impressive chandelier fixture or can be used as a floor lamp on the Sr. Floor of Bamboo Sr. Floor bases. This striking shade is covered in lush red and green foliage set against a rich golden background. The shade This lamp was commissioned in 2005.

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16″ Turtleback

16″ Turtleback

At Century Studios, we offer turtleback shades a wide range of sizes, shapes and colors. For this 16″ Turtleback shade, Hand cut & faceted light yellow/amber turtleback tiles are bookmarked by rows of mottled geometric glass in deep amber mixed with yellow. This shade was commissioned by an East Coast client and is shown on…

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Lamp of the Week: 18″ Geometric Brickwork

Lamp of the Week: 18″ Geometric Brickwork

Sometimes it takes a fresh pair of eyes to make a winning shade and base combination. This was the case with the 18″ Geometric Brickwork shade we had on display in our showroom. Last week, a local client stopped by the studio looking to purchase a piece for his home. We were displaying the shade…

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