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Ponga lamp

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My latest lamp creation I call it the Ponga, is a #bootfair vase. Coupled with a nicely crafted piece of mahogany for the base. Wired with some gold braided flex and I’m liking the outcome.

 

Moa toes

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been working on a few new lamps recently in between different projects. And I call this one Moa toes. The Moa was a native bird of New Zealand and became extinct around about the 15th century I believe. It was similar to an emu but much bigger and also flightless.  

 

Man of war lamp

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When I first arrived in Hackney I moved into a basement flat that didn’t have doors, heating, plumbing or electrics, and in the middle of winter. Anyway, most of those got sorted in due time, but during the clear out, I discovered amoungst lots of junk the lovely glass shade featured in this piece.  

 

It’s absolutely stunning lit up and well worth the effort. 

Inspiration for the base came about from researching steampunk lamps and the different ideas people have made. It was a lot of fun and as always educational in terms of what I learnt and discovered regarding new metal working techniques and electrical methods. And I call it the ‘Man of War’ lamp after the Portuguese man of war jelly fish. 

 
I chose to make the switch as the only cable I had that worked with the shade and frame, was the spiralized one shown, which needed to be managed neatly. So I achieved this using this industrial looking besa box and a dimmer module from a wall light switch. 

Very pleased with the outcome and I have a few more in the pipeline and will post when finished

Bar balustrade

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This weeks work. A Victa Horta inspired bar barrier for @bonnevilleE5. Victa Horta created an amazing house which is now a meuseum and a beautiful example of art nouveau. An absolute joy making this and Really enjoying the light engineering work.

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