On this project I teamed up with Jason Holtz a talented Minneapolis, MN woodworker to design and construct leaded glass for a custom pocket door. The clients home is designed in the Arts & Crafts, Greene & Greene Style.
The 42″ wide door had 6 openings for art glass to be inserted into, the glass was designed to complement the strong geometry of the door. The door and cabinets were built from African Sapele wood.
The Clients were pleased with my work and I’m now working on designing custom lampshades for their guest room. Very enjoyable project, I enjoy collaborating with woodworkers, builders and end users to create unique custom pieces.
This Bungalow styled light was designed to feature 4 mosaic tiles that were to be incorporated into the design. The client, an artist requested that his trademark red box from his logo be incorporated into the design on the side panels which adds a fun whimsical element to it.
An existing light fixture was modified by creating a new extended framework made from stamped brass that was soldered together to make a framework for the glass panels to fit into. The trademark red square was fused on the surface of the clear glass that then was sand-blasted to conceal the light from the light bulb.
Learned a few new techniques in creating the framework that may come in handy in the future, fun project!
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.
On this project I teamed up with a local Minneapolis woodworker Jason Math. The Buffet is a reproduction of a Harvey Ellis design from the early 1900’s. The glass panels I designed were inspired by a wood inlay Harvey Ellis motif that was used in other furniture designed by him. It would be great to showcase a collection of Arts and Crafts pottery. It is available for purchase.