Lamp of the Week: 18″ Nasturtium

Nasturtiums come in a wide variety of colors, making this trailing plant a natural inspiration for a stained glass shade. Bursting with energy and showcasing glass from every major glass maker of the past 35 years, this 18″ Nasturtium shade was carefully blended to change color depending on which side of the shade is viewed. Shown on the Small Stick base (20″ tall), this lamp was created as a showroom piece in 2016 and is now in a private collection.

The flowers shift from lush reds to juicy oranges, then into sunny yellows and back to red. The leaves and background follow each color change in the flowers, enhancing the color flow across the shade. Mottled, streaky, rippled, and fracture/streamer glass were all joined together to create a whirlwind of delight. This style of coloration takes infinite patience and attention to detail so the blended shifts in color are natural and do not feel forced.

Written by Century Studios