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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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18″ Lotus Lamp, Part 2

18″ Lotus Lamp, Part 2

Work has been progressing on the 18″ Lotus Lamp which Irwin has been creating. Once all four sections were cut and fit, the time consuming work of hand wrapping each individual piece of glass in copper foil began. Following the foiling of each piece of glass, the lamp pieces have been transferred onto the three…

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Christmas at Century Studios

Christmas at Century Studios

This past weekend, we put up our annual Century Studios Holiday display. Stop by our showroom and browse our selection of Christmas tree ornaments, gift items and hand made stained glass holiday suncatchers. In addition to our lamps, we have a variety of art pottery and blown glass vases which make great gift items.

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18″ Lotus Lamp, Part 1

18″ Lotus Lamp, Part 1

Since Bill has been busy working on a large mosaic project for a client, Irwin decided it was time to revisit one of the most complex patterns we offer – the 18″ Lotus Lamp. We made the Lotus pictured on the left about 20 years ago, and have only made this lamp on commission since…

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Lamps of Tiffany by Dr. Neustadt

Lamps of Tiffany by Dr. Neustadt

The Lamps of Tiffany by Dr. Egon Neustadt was the first major book published about Tiffany lamps and is still one of the most extensive, showing several color variations on many lamp designs. It is an important book for any Arts & Crafts library, and a “must have” volume for serious Tiffany collectors/enthusiasts. Published in…

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Mosaic Wall Pieces

Mosaic Wall Pieces

Over the years, Bill has made quite a few glass mosaic panels with a variety of sources for inspiration. These pieces are created by cutting art glass to make a picture using the reflective quality of the glass (as opposed to our stained glass windows and lamps where the glass is selected with light coming…

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26 Turtleback Chandelier

26 Turtleback Chandelier

Designed to be used as a chandelier fixture, the 26″ Turtleback shade is a unique Tiffany Studios design. “Turtleback” is the name given by Tiffany Studios for the large pressed glass jewels that resemble the shell of a turtle. These are some of the largest jewels that Tiffany created and they were used in a…

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