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Arts & Crafts Show Weekend

Arts & Crafts Show Weekend

The 10th Annual Arts & Crafts Show weekend is now behind us. We set everything up on Friday in preparation to greet visitors to the show on Saturday and Sunday. Once again, our booth featured the “Lamp Cave”, a 10′ x 10′ darkened room created in the booth to show off our lamps. Attendance was…

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16″ Fish Shade

16″ Fish Shade

In preparation for our upcoming show this weekend, we have been working to make up a few new shades and bases. One of the shades we completed is a 16″ Fish pattern, pictured to the left on a Century Studios’ Pond Lily – Blown Glass & Bronze Base. The Fish shade is one of the…

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Madame Charpentier Window

Madame Charpentier Window

We have recently completed a large window commission that takes its inspiration from a painting by the French-Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The original 1878 painting of Madame Charpentier and her Children is currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Our stained glass window now resides blocks away from…

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2009 Arts and Crafts Show

2009 Arts and Crafts Show

The 10th Annual Arts and Crafts show will be held Saturday, September 26th & Sunday, September 27th at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. Held annually in the Progress Center Building, this exciting show features antique and reproduction arts and crafts era items for sale from more than 50 national dealers. Hours:Saturday, September 26th, 9:00 AM…

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Winged Moon Window

Winged Moon Window

We’ve had a busy week finishing several projects at the studio. Among other things, we completed the Winged Moon window which now hangs above our studio front door. This piece features a jeweled moon and star border surrounding a beautiful woman in repose floating in a purple evening sky. As we mentioned in an earlier…

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Mermaid Lamp & Pottery Opening

Mermaid Lamp & Pottery Opening

We recently completed a Mermaid/Nautilus lamp for a local client. This sculptural lamp features a bronze double-tailed mermaid riding the crest of a wave and holding a lit nautilus shell in her arms. Tiffany Studios used the nautilus shade on a few different bases, but this has always been the most coveted shade/base combination. Our…

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Juggling Cats

Juggling Cats

KABUKI JUGGLING CATS The Kabuki Cat series of stoneware plates and platters by Turner & Scratch Pottery is inspired by the ukiyo-e (wood cut blockprints) of the famous Japanese artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797 – 1861). This new series will be introduced this week Friday (Aug 21) from 6pm to 9pm in our showroom. Everyone is…

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14″ Dragonfly Shade

14″ Dragonfly Shade

Because of their popularity, Tiffany Studios created dragonfly shades in many different sizes and styles. The smallest dragonfly shade is the 14″, a design which features smaller filigreed dragonflies than those which appear on any of the other dragonfly shade designs. The background of the shade also is studded with a smattering of half-round pressed…

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Secret Pots

Secret Pots

On Friday, August 21st, Century Studios will be hosting a reception with artist Nick McArdell of Turner & Scratch Pottery. On this evening Nick will be introducing his new series of “functional” pottery called “Secret Pots”. We will introduce this new line of pottery with 15 one-of-a-kind pieces. What is a Secret Pot? Here is…

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Winged Moon

Winged Moon

While working on our various commissioned projects, we have also been working on a new window for above the front door of our studio. Our inspiration for this image came from an old black and white photo of a tapestry designed by Dora Wheeler called The Winged Moon. Dora Wheeler was the daughter of Candace…

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