I was contacted to do a commission for a Stained glass dome that was initially used as a hanging pendant but the couple wanted it turned into a floor lamp.
It was a challenge that both excited and nerved me. It was such a personal piece to them, a treasure from a talented family member... given to them in love. I was hell bent on figuring out how to keep it secure and beautiful at the same time.
The couple brought the dome to me and I immediately was inspired, I saw a towering fairy cathedral. The glass was like the giant trees of the southern states.
I made her trunk out of mostly wood. painted a rich deep brown. I filled termite burrows in the large bottom piece with liquid glass to match the shade.
The ceramic vase also has the same design as the stained glass dome.
I used a heavy duty harp to secure the heavy dome.