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Merry Christmas from Century Studios

Merry Christmas from Century Studios

It is the end of the year, and Century Studios will be closed from December 24th through January 1st. We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and look forward to creating more great things for you all in 2009! Here are some photos to make you smile. These are pictures of our rescue dogs for…

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22″ Turtleback

22″ Turtleback

Our final lamp project of 2008 was a large 22″ Turtleback Turban. Created for our showroom, this impressive lamp can be used as a large table lamp, on a Junior Floor Base or as a chandelier fixture. The shade is shown on the Eiffel Tower Base. The turtleback tiles were hand cut and faceted from…

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More Windows

More Windows

This past week, we finished up a pair of the Four Seasons windows we are creating for a client in Wisconsin. The scenes depicted show local vistas. We finished soldering the Autumn panel early in the week and Winter soon followed. While we are waiting for the final decisions on the images for the Spring…

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Tiffany Studios Poinsettia Lamp Designs

Tiffany Studios Poinsettia Lamp Designs

When the lamp department at Tiffany Studios developed a successful design for a stained glass shade, it was usually worked up at several different sizes and shapes. This way, if a client wanted to accent an interior with more than one lamp in the same style, or if they liked a floral motif but needed…

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The End of November at Century Studios

The End of November at Century Studios

Once again, Irwin and Bill are working on multiple projects at the same time. Irwin has been creating a 22″ Turtleback Turban Shade while Bill has gotten a set of Four Seasons Windows underway. We have created seasonal window panels many times in the past. With this set of four windows, Bill is working to…

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Klimt Mosaic Part 2

Klimt Mosaic Part 2

Beginning with the faces and working down the robes of the figures, Bill incorporated lustre glass, minute details and pressed glass lustre jewels to create the effects he wanted to impart in this large mosaic. He also used shards of mirrored glass to give the figures a unique look. Klimt used many techniques to alter…

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Klimt Mosaic Part 1

Klimt Mosaic Part 1

Readers of this blog will know we have mentioned that Bill has been working on a large mosaic project. The piece is based on the painting The Kiss by Gustav Klimt. At approximately 30″ x 40″, this large wall hanging mosaic was a major project, and one that Bill had to work on by himself…

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The 18″ Lotus Lamp Completed

The 18″ Lotus Lamp Completed

Now finished, the 18″ Lotus shade is a riot of impressionistic color and texture. The water glass has a wonderful purple tone which is difficult to find in modern art glass. Made by Schlitz Studios in the early 1990’s, this water glass was one of Jim Schlitz’s signature glasses. After Jim Schlitz’s death in the…

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18″ Lotus Lamp, Part 3

18″ Lotus Lamp, Part 3

After many weeks of diligent work, Irwin has completed the 18″ Lotus Lamp. Soldering the shade began once all the pieces of glass were cut, fit and foiled by hand (see blog posts from November 3 & 10). Soldering shades with tiny pieces takes extra time and patience so that the solder does not obscure…

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Woman in the Woods Window

Woman in the Woods Window

We recently had the good fortune to have one of our early windows in the studio to be photo- graphed. This “Woman in the Woods” window was created as a studio piece in 1994, and was sold from the showroom. It recently changed hands and the current owner brought it by for us to revisit…

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