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Re: How to make a Tiffany Lamp

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:18 am
by Matt Quinn
Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:33 pm
and scotch for me......
Fair exchange.

Re: How to make a Tiffany Lamp

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:02 am
by Charles Haacker
Beautiful shots of a beautiful piece of disappearing craftsmanship. Seeing Duck's shot of the craftsman etching crystal reminds me that growing up in New York City there were department stores, probably Saks and Wanamaker's but maybe "lesser" names as well (Macy doesn't talk to Gimbel) where you could buy fine lead crystal and have it monogrammed or whatever while you watched them do it! I was maybe 6 or so, standing on tiptoe behind a glass shield watching them twist and turn the object against the diamond wheel with the water jet keeping things cool so the glass wouldn't shatter. :)

Re: How to make a Tiffany Lamp

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:11 pm
by Matt Quinn
Thanks Chuck. We saw some glassblowing when we visited our son and daughter in law in VT and went to the Simon Pearce foundry there. No etching, however. Amazing to watch them twist and roll the vase or bottle till it was just so, then take a bade and slice at just the right point for an elegant neck. We went into the shop and bought a "second." We couldn't tell the difference. Matt

Re: How to make a Tiffany Lamp

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:05 pm
by Charles Haacker
Matt Quinn wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:11 pm
Thanks Chuck. We saw some glassblowing when we visited our son and daughter in law in VT and went to the Simon Pearce foundry there. No etching, however. Amazing to watch them twist and roll the vase or bottle till it was just so, then take a bade and slice at just the right point for an elegant neck. We went into the shop and bought a "second." We couldn't tell the difference. Matt
We always loved to watch skilled craftspeople work their magic. We visited the workrooms at Redwing Pottery in Redwing, Minnesota once and watched the whole process, but the best part was a single potter throwing the same pot, on a wheel, one after another, all exactly alike except not somehow. For small stuff they used a casting process but anything with any heft is still thrown by hand on a wheel. Wow. :|

Re: How to make a Tiffany Lamp

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:04 pm
by St3v3M
Glasswork has always been a fascination to me, especially glassblowers, but I enjoy a good piece of crystal as much as the next!

I really like the top-down, well done, and isn't interesting what a small world it is! S-

Re: How to make a Tiffany Lamp

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:22 am
by Matt Quinn
Yes, smaller and smaller world all the time. Thanks. Matt