Sonoma County Stained Glass and Exotic Woods by Skip Thomsen
An Asian-inspired art-glass table lamp crafted of gorgeous
Hawaiian curly Koa and African Wenge.
Above and below
views of both sides and in different light.
is Hawaiian curly Koa with African Wenge trim. The end posts
are hand-rubbed black lacquer over African Mahogany. The cross
long supports are Wenge, as are the upper and lower glass frames.
The top "Torii Gate" is Hawaiian Koa trimmed with Wenge.
Last but not least, the insert in the base is bamboo!
Below is a view
of what goes on inside one of these lamps. The electric wire
actually snakes up through the black-lacquered post, then out
cross-brace and across inside the long support and finally up
lamp socket. Much meticulous hand-work goes into each of these
pieces, and no two are ever the same.
This lamp uses
a single 14-watt compact fluorescent bulb and casts
a warm friendly glow all around. All supporting pieces that do
in the finished lamp are made of eucalyptus for its strength
stability. The power cords in this series of lamps exit the base
in such a way that the lamp can be placed in any direction
with the cord coming out the back side.
These pieces are
individually hand made with extraordinary attention to detail.
Each is unique,
completely original and all patterns for each are destroyed when
the project is complete.
There are some similarities between some of the lamps, but there
are no two alike.
Each is signed by the artist and is accompanied by a signed Certificate
are designed and created by Skip Thomsen of Forestville, California
and execution of each of these pieces is unique and
will never be reproduced. All original designs and patterns for
the glass and the cases are destroyed after the piece is completed.