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Pair of 18″ Wisteria Lamps Completed

Pair of 18″ Wisteria Lamps Completed

After several months of dedicated work, we have completed the pair of matching white 18″ Wisteria lamps. These elegant lamps were commissioned by an international client.   Each shade has close to 2000 individual pieces of hand cut glass, and each required close to 300 hours to complete. A study Tree Trunk base supports each…

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Glass Buying

Glass Buying

  Last week we traveled to the Chicago area to buy glass. Our wholesaler has a wide selection of hand rolled art glass by all the major manufacturers to choose from, and we were able to pick many choice sheets to add to our in-studio library of glass. On a glass buying trip, we typically…

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18″ Wisteria, Part 2

18″ Wisteria, Part 2

Our post from July 23 showed the first half of the process for our 18″ Wisteria shade. We have been commissioned to create a matching pair of 18″ Wisteria lamp, so while Irwin continued with the soldering of lamp number one and Bill began cutting the second lamp. Since this is to be a matched…

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Lamp of the Week: 10″ Pony Wisteria

Lamp of the Week: 10″ Pony Wisteria

While we are working on the pair of 18″ Wisteria lamps, we thought we would take a look back at a 10″ Pony Wisteria we created in 2012. The shade is topped with a cast bronze crown from which the flowers cascade downwards, intermingling with leaves and branch work, finally ending in an irregular lower…

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18″ Wisteria, Part 1

18″ Wisteria, Part 1

The 18″ Wisteria is instantly recognizable as the signature Tiffany Studios lamp design. With close to 2000 individual pieces of glass that cascade from the cast bronze crown at the top and end with an irregular lower edge, the shade is a masterpiece of lighting design. We have been commissioned to create a pair of…

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Lamp of the Week: 20″ Poppy

Lamp of the Week: 20″ Poppy

The 20″ Poppy is one of Tiffany Studios most versatile designs. The scale of the shade allows it to be used as a table lamp, chandelier fixture, or small floor lamp. This example has brilliant red and yellow flowers set against a colorful blue background. The pierced metal filigrees on the flower centers and leaves…

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Several Geometric Lamps

Several Geometric Lamps

In between some larger floral shades, we recently completed several geometric shades. The 7″ Geometric shade was made from a deep red glass. This shade was created for an antique Student Lamp base. Originally a shiny brass oil lamp, the base has been electrified and we applied a verdigris patina to the piece. This complete…

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Project of the Week: Autumn Folding Screen

Project of the Week: Autumn Folding Screen

One of our more ambitious projects of the past was to recreate Tiffany Studios’ Autumn Screen. The original screen was on display for many years at the Lillian Nassau Gallery in New York City, so we were able to study the piece in person during our annual visits. We created this impressive screen in 1999…

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18″ Clematis

18″ Clematis

The 18″ Clematis is a beautifully designed Tiffany shade with a non-repeating pattern that is covered in large flowers. For this shade, purple and blue flowers are set against a green fracture glass background. In addition to ring mottled and streaky glass, rippled glass appears throughout the shade in the flowers, leaves, and flower centers….

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