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16″ Acorn Shade

16″ Acorn Shade

Recently, we have been making a number of geometric shades, including several Acorn lamps. The Acorn design works in most interiors because of the simplicity of the pattern and the multiple color combinations that the shade can be created in. As a testament to the continued popularity of the 16″ Acorn design, since 1986 we…

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A Visit to New York

A Visit to New York

This past weekend, we traveled to New York City for a whirlwind visit. Any trip to New York is not complete without seeing “something Tiffany”, and this time we visited the Lillian Nassau Gallery at 220 East 57th Street on Saturday morning. As always, there were many wonderful Tiffany lamps, desk set pieces and blown…

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Renoir Window Part 3

Renoir Window Part 3

Once all the glass was cut, fit, and each piece was wrapped by hand with copper foil, soldering the window could begin. We started by soldering the “main” layer to which the plated layers would be added. The photo at the right shows Irwin soldering on the front of the window. This window has extensive…

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Renoir Window Part 2

Renoir Window Part 2

Impressionist images provide an exciting challenge for a stained glass artist. The use of light and the manipulation of color in an Impressionist painting is inspiring, and also a little daunting. To capture the feeling of the original, just the right glasses must be chosen. Since this style of painting usually consists of soft layers…

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New Studio Update

New Studio Update

Century Studios’ new home is about to go Technicolor! We will begin painting the walls and ceiling of our new space this week. We are getting very excited to move in and get things set up, but there are many gallons of paint to be spread about before that can happen. Once we complete the…

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16″ Pomegranate Shade

16″ Pomegranate Shade

We recently completed a 16″ Pomegranate shade for a San Francisco client. The shade was created in amber/yellow tones and is being used as a table lamp with one of our exclusive Pottery lamp bases. The amber-glazed “Kendrick” pottery design of the base perfectly compliments the shade. The Pomegranate is a variation on the Acorn…

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Some Small Geometric Lamps

Some Small Geometric Lamps

Here are a couple of small geometric lamps that we recently completed for a client in California. The 10″ Acorn shade on the Queen Anne’s Lace base makes a great small accent lamp. The slender candlestick base works well with this shade. The 14″ Geometric shade was created with a Budding Gourd pottery lamp base….

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2009 Limited Edition Dragonfly Vase

2009 Limited Edition Dragonfly Vase

Century Studios is excited to introduce the latest in our collection of Limited Edition Dragonfly Vases. Created exclusively for Century Studios by Ephraim Faience Pottery in a signed, numbered edition of 50 hand made pieces, this years vase is the eleventh in our series. We are now accepting pre-orders for this vase, which will be…

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Lamp Presentation

Lamp Presentation

On Sunday February 7, Irwin Terry and Bill Campbell gave a presentation about Tiffany lamps and Century Studio’s work reproducing these famous designs to the Twin Cities Bungalow Club. The 1-1/2 hour presentation began with a history of Tiffany Studios, and how Tiffany lamps have become the gold standard for all stained glass lighting. We…

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Renoir Window

Renoir Window

Bill has completed the preliminary work for our next window project: Renoir’s On the Terrace. Translating any Impressionist painting into a stained glass window is a challenge because there are few hard lines or clear delineations to the images. The first step to creating any stained glass piece is to make the cartoon. When working…

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