Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Scott Hughes Miniature Lighting, Student Lamps

This is the second student lamp that I ordered, just arrived today. It is an absolutely beautiful piece.

There is so much detail you cannot see in the photo.  The shade is etched with a design that allows the light coming through it to be brighter in those etched areas. There is a threaded (working) screw on the side of the lamp, which enables it to be heighten or lowered. This one has a aged brown patina on it. Though some areas have been left with a bright polish.

Eventually this floor lamp will be with different furniture in a living room setting.
Scott made these student lamps in a limited number. They all have different patinas. no two are exactly alike. He has one table lamp with Francis Whittemore glass shade. There are two different styles of table lamps, a chandelier and this floor lamp.

Sadly, Scott will not be at the Tom Bishop Show in Chicago in 2014. He has decided to do a show in Japan next month. If you are interested in one of his new lamps you can contact him at the address below. I am afraid he doesn't have a web site. If you want his phone number let me know in your comment.

Scott Hughes
14500 South Riverside Rd.
Cable, WI. 54821

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nope! It's not going to be a human.

I haven't got much to show or tell you. Though I have a few birthday presents I haven't photographed yet.

I have been busy making something for a friend and fellow blogger . It has been slow going but I am getting there. If she likes it... And that is a big huge IF. You will see it first on her blog.

Making something for someone so talented makes me nervous. Particularly when it is something I have never even tried before. She might just fling it in the bin, so don't count on ever seeing it. 

Wish me luck. It is time to get on with the hard part.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sheraton Side Table

Last summer I ordered a small marquetry side table from Chris Malcolmson. Despite the fact it is a Sheraton table, I thought would be a nice compliment in a room with the William and Mary chest of drawers he made for me.
I want things to be harmonious but not matching. I am keeping my eye out for a taller piece of furniture for the same room, a beautiful secretary perhaps. 
You might have caught a glimpse of my vanished post which was a help question . I got a fast answer, so I deleted the post so as not to trouble you with it.
I have been struggling with the NEW polymer clay formula imposed on clay companies like  Fimo and Sculpy by the Environmental Protection Agency. The clay now is much too soft, sticky and sort of greasy. I HATE IT! It is impossible to work with.
I have been told that Kato polymer clay is the better option now for its working qualities. I am hoping this is true because I have ordered it to finish a project I have been struggling with. Most of which is finished, except for the hands and face. Surely there has to be an answer if it is not Kato. I could never make an animal with the new formula clays. 
Thanks a lot EPA.... You *&^%$#   &^%$. Grrrr