Pumpkins are everywhere this time of year

The potters of the Mid 19th century experimented in the most amazing shapes and glazes. Lucky for us so many examples survived the changing times. I wonder what the artist’s of that time would think of how I transform them. I could not resist this pair,  perfect for this time of year. There shape, chunky… Read more »

Nothing Better than a Good Scrap Yard, Part 2

This summer I was on a hunting trip in upstate New York, stumbled on a great organized junk/scrap yard.  There was a section for everything.  I could not contain myself, all I thought was how I was going to get all of my treasures home.  There was a 19th century iron garden gate, I love… Read more »

Dorothy Draper would have loved these.

These fabulous ginger jar shaped lamps, with gesso flowers came right from the Dorothy Draper era. They are classical and funky wrapped into one. The tone on tone feeling is soothing.  I have found quite a few examples of gesso decorated lamp bases lately.  This is the first of a series that I will be… Read more »

Sleek, modern, simple and elegant.

I could not think of just one description for these lamps, so sleek, modern, simple and elegant it is. A wonderful source I have that makes wood veneer pliable and sturdy for lampshades. Cherry wood is my favorite, the glow is so beautiful, amazing that it is real wood. I was making a large pair… Read more »

Nothing better than a good scrap yard.

Scrap yards, junk yards, the dump (some people call it the transfer station, so it sounds better), are great places. I have been a recycling for years.  People throw away wonderful pieces of metal. The more industrial the better,  I have a true love affair for it.  Old fence pieces, iron findings, scrap metal, you… Read more »