Blog

16″ Banded Daffodil

16″ Banded Daffodil

The 16″ Banded Daffodil is covered in masses of blooming daffodils bursting to escape the horizontal border rows that are trying to keep them in check. Warm tones of yellow, amber and green give this piece a golden glow. The fracture glass used for the background was made by Schlitz Studios in the 1990’s. The…

Continue reading →
Time Travel

Time Travel

We recently rediscovered a student documentary film about Century Studios made in 2002 by Rebecca Noran as an assignment for a film class at the University of Minnesota. The film documents Century Studios at our former location in downtown Minneapolis, a space we occupied for over 20 years. Bill Campbell has edited the original documentary…

Continue reading →
22″ Dragonfly

22″ Dragonfly

The 22″ Dragonfly is one of the most popular shade patterns offered by Tiffany Studios. This design is often referred to as the Drophead Dragonfly shade, because the undulating lower edge of the shade is formed by the heads and wings of the flying insects. The surface of this generously proportioned lamp is studded with…

Continue reading →
Lamp of the Week: 16″ Wild Rose

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Wild Rose

The 16″ Wild Rose has a wide border of rambling roses on the lower half of the shade. The upper portion is a deconstructed geometric that resembles the paving on a garden path. Created in 2001 for a local client, this shade has warm amber tones mixes with hints of green and pink. The flowers…

Continue reading →
16″ Woodbine and Studio Hours

16″ Woodbine and Studio Hours

The 16″ Woodbine is a Tiffany shade design that deftly juxtaposes geometric and naturalistic elements. The woodbine (also known as Virginia Creeper) is a climbing plant whose leaves turn bright red in the fall. The design is defined by a geometric trellis upon which the plants grow, covering the lower two thirds of the shade…

Continue reading →
Lamp of the Week: 20″ Azalea

Lamp of the Week: 20″ Azalea

The 20″ Azalea has a glorious tangle of branches and flowers covering the surface of the shade. The unusual modified turban shape enhances the look of a plant growing upwards, spreading its flowering branches towards the sun. The open flowers are enhanced with beads of sculpted solder representing the flower centers. The added solder gives…

Continue reading →
Iris Lantern Part 3 – The Completed Fixture

Iris Lantern Part 3 – The Completed Fixture

We have completed the Iris Lantern Chandelier Fixture. At 25″ tall (from the hanging ring at the top to the bottom of the lantern) and 13 1/2″ wide, this is a large and impressive piece. While Tiffany Studios often included irises in their windows, this exceptional fixture is one of the few examples of irises…

Continue reading →
Lamp of the Week: 16″ Pansy

Lamp of the Week: 16″ Pansy

The 16″ Pansy shade has four clusters of the delicate flowers set against a geometric background. The multicolored flowers are a perfect subject for representation in stained glass. For this shade, the background shifts from a light amber mixed with pale blue down to a vibrant blue with hints of yellow. Set against this colorful…

Continue reading →
Studio Hours and Lamp of the Week

Studio Hours and Lamp of the Week

Century Studios will be closed Saturday June 17th. Lamp of the Week: 16″ Dragonfly – Dragonfly shades are instantly recognizable as the iconic Tiffany Studios lamp design. Tiffany made dragonfly shades in many sizes, and the pattern lends itself to infinite color possibilities. Commissioned by a local client in 2013, this 16″ Dragonfly¬† shade was…

Continue reading →
Iris Lantern, Part 2

Iris Lantern, Part 2

Having the completed bronze casting for the Iris Lantern in hand, Bill Campbell finalized the pattern work and the creation of the stained glass panels could begin. After much consideration of color, Irwin Terry began the layout by selecting glass for the background/sky areas before moving on to the leaves. Playing off the blue, teal,…

Continue reading →