The Daffodil Lamp
This is a selection of pictures showing the making and construction of the 16 inch diameter daffodil lamp which has 636 pieces of glass.
The pattern was purchased from the Worden Lamp Kits several years back now and had made one before. This particular lamp was commissioned to make early 2013 therefore, to make it unique to the customer.
I chose to use slightly different glass for the boarders and background respectively.
Although many would expect making these lamps would take time the process isn’t completely understood therefore, here’s a few examples of the build up to making one of these tiffany lamps starting from the top pictures.
I started by attaching the pattern strips to the full form moulds there after, the secondary templated to cut the glass.
After which the selecting the glass to be using and cutting the glass into shape and attaching to the mould. I tend to use pins to hold the glass in place as you are building up the lamp.
Once this has been done each piece of glass I then individually wrapped the copper foil ready for soldering.
After this the lamps solder lines are stained using a black patina solution.
Strength lines attached to the top and bottom of the lamp, the vase cap attached to the top. Finally the whole lamp is the cleaned and polished.
Finally the pictures of the lamp taken in different locations, time of day and positions to show the depth of colours. These reflections have the domination of light in a room.