In 1998 Barbara began designing a silk & ceramic sculptural light. Working with ceramic artists, she developed a line of wheel thrown bases for her lighting creations. Working with slab-constructed clay she carves and forms the bases and bodies integrating color and form to go with the painted silk. Thus creating free standing sculptures or winged wall creatures.
To appeal to a broader audience, Barbara developed a line of painted silk lampshades. In addition to her one-of-a-kind pieces she now offers signed limited edition lamps. Created from an original and printed on pure silk using archival inks, the silk is backed and made into a sturdy form that fits a specifically designed, hand crafted ceramic base. Printed and constructed entirely in her home studio, each lamp employs the same attention to detail as the original.
The ceramic bases have a UL approved socket and accepts a 9 watt mini fluorescent bulb. The silk can be removed for cleaning and both sides dusted or wiped with a clean damp cloth.
Birches is a large (28" tall) printed lamp, Edition #24/100.
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Ships alone for $40 - probably in 2 boxes. One for the base and one for the shade. We ship FedEx with a tracking number and insurance. Does not ship to Canada. Due to the value, this package will require a signature on delivery.