On this project for a client in Minneapolis, I created a orginal grape-vine design to fit in an Antique French handmade light fixture. The iron work had a scrolling pattern that coordinates nicely with the organic lines of grape vines. The design and glass were inspired to have the feel of Tiffany lampshades created in the early 1900’s which I’m guessing is about the age of the fixture.
On the bottom of the fixture I created a glass sheet from glass powders in my kiln that has a crackle pattern to it that diffuses the light. I learned this technique from a Canadian Artist Robert Leatherbarrow. This is the first project I combined this technique with a stained glass project and it seem to work well with the feel of the ironwork. I really enjoyed reworking an existing old fixture and give it a new look to it, it has found its home in a beautiful Tutor Styled home.