Finally, after five months the inspiration is back! Current lamp on the table is titled “La Boheme”. Being built on the outside of the mold allows for interesting shapes and contours.
This lamp is for sale at High Tide Gallery in St. Augustine, FL
This lamp circa 1915 was given to me by a friend. It is bronze and after taking it apart to clean and rewire it appears to have been in a fire long time ago. After cleaning this lamp base really shines!
A flower mosaic will be surrounded by brown glass and a flower bud and stem will be added to the opposite side of the shade.
The lily pads surrounding the base of the lamp gave me the idea for the name. Sea glass colors of teal, gold and very dark green compliment the antique base.
The last non-root lamp base in my arsenal. Making this one to replace the Posh Pineapple just sold at The High Tide Gallery in St. Augustine. No name as of yet but it will come to me as I continue to work on it.
This lamp termed “The Eleutheran” as the sea glass was found on the shores of Eleuthera while sailing through the Bahamas last summer. The base is made from a teak root from Bali compliments of Island Collection. The finial is custom made with a dark green piece of sea glass that matches the shade.
Next lamp in the works with a teak root for the base and sea glass collected on the island of Eleuthera.
Waiting on the vase cap and then will apply black patina and finished! Here are the four separate panels before being assembled (a feat in itself) and shown assembled waiting on the vase cap and then will be finished with black patina.
Next lamp in the works has a very unique teak root for which it needed a special designed shade. So I chose to make an asymmetrical shade to compliment the root. The shade will be made out of four panels. Here are photos of the prototype shade and the first panel made.