Intricately and masterfully created, this one of a kind lamp is a sophisticated and functional showpiece. Each hand cut piece is soldered into a pattern reminiscent of the Arts and Craft period. The corners are heavy copper piping, cleverly extended to hold the glass shade. Every detail of this lamp is outstanding.
Total height: 20", shade: 15" wide, base size: 6 1/2" wide (each side) x 13" high
Please note each lamp is one of a kind and therefore differs slightly from the images.
Due to the size and nature of this piece, it is available at the gallery, Cedar Lake Studios, 27 Ainslie St. N, Cambridge, only.
The Artist/Designer: Gord Brown, a Cambridge, Ontario artist, graduated from the fine arts program at the University of Guelph and Althouse teacher’s college in London, Ontario. A long teaching career in the Visual Arts in Kitchener allowed him to share his love and knowledge of art with hundreds of children. Once free to focus full-time on his art, Gord turned to the medium of glass, creating intricate hanging glass designs and glass and copper lamps. “The work I do in glass is an interesting interplay of texture, light, reflected images and shapes seen in and through the glass that change at different times of the day, and seasons of the year.”
The uniqueness of Gord’s work is partially due to the inclusion of chunks of “cullet “ glass. Gord uses a blow torch to explode large glass pieces, jackhammered from huge glass furnaces, searching for the unusual and unblemished pieces that will work in each piece. “Uniqueness in any art form, done by any artist, is, in my books, very admirable”. Gord constantly pushes the boundaries of what form cut-glass can take and his one-of-a-kind pieces reflect his pursuit of crossing into new territory.