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O.C. White Lamp Restoration

We recently picked up this antique piece hoping to restore it to a working industrial modern table lamp. The O.C. White company is still in business, founded over 100 years ago by a dentist who used his tool making skills to construct his own work lights. The highly adjustable designs made their way into the […] → Continue Reading O.C. White Lamp Restoration

Patina: Tiffany Student Lamp Base Replica

About a year ago, I stumbled upon two lamp bases in a local antique store. According to the store owner, these were replicas made to look like actual Tiffany lamps. Antiques in their own right, such bases are rare today, even though they are not actual Tiffany. Close examination of the detail and a comparison […] → Continue Reading Patina: Tiffany Student Lamp Base Replica

Won Ribbon at MN State Fair

I recently entered the Tiffany Snowball (or Hydrangea as it is often called) into the Minnesota State Fair. I received a ribbon for my efforts. It felt good to see there was interest in this kind of work. Here’s a nice image of onlookers, captivated my my lamp:

Entering Hydrangea Lamp in MN State Fair

Now that I have a true Tiffany replica base for the 16-inch Hydrangea lampshade, I feel it’s appropriate to capture a wider viewing audience. I am planning to show the lamp in the 2009 Minnesota State Fair. If it earns any awards, I am guessing it will be on display in the Creative Activities Annex. […] → Continue Reading Entering Hydrangea Lamp in MN State Fair

Minature Acorn Shade

One of the many geometric designs created by Tiffany Studios was the Acorn, or Vine Border shade as it was called in original price guides. This shade is popular for its simple design because it matches virtually any decor. In this example, I have adapted a simple 7-inch geometric dome to carry the “acorn” border. […] → Continue Reading Minature Acorn Shade

Hydrangea Lamp Takes Honorable Mention

A local glass shop called Glass Endeavors holds an annual spring art show. This year I entered the 16-inch Hydrangea lampshade. With more than 60 entries, my lampshade went home with the People’s Choice Honorable Mention award. Several viewers wrote nice comments about the shade and it was great to see the piece next to […] → Continue Reading Hydrangea Lamp Takes Honorable Mention

Studio Hanson Featured in the Villager Newspaper!

There I am on the cover of The Villager, peering proudly through one of my first restoration projects, the Secretary Cabinet Window. The Villager dedicated two pages to the article written by Frank Jossi which gives a nice overview of some of my work. Several great photos taken by Brad Stauffer also appeared in the […] → Continue Reading Studio Hanson Featured in the Villager Newspaper!

Adjustable Student Lamp

The term “student lamp” usually refers to oil-burning lamps that became popular in the early 1800’s. They were typically made of brass and appeared in both single and double burner models. Oil was stored in a reservoir on one arm to counterbalance a burner and glass shade on an opposite arm. They were popular as […] → Continue Reading Adjustable Student Lamp

Orange Desk Lamp

The medium sized basic harp base was built completely from scratch using solid brass parts. A gorgeous green/brown patina was applied with a torch for the perfect, durable antique finish. The base holds an 8-inch cone shade. The shade pieces were selected for their gradual change from white-yellow to fiery orange. The upper and lower […] → Continue Reading Orange Desk Lamp

Porch Panel Chandelier

This project was to incorporate the design from the foyer sidelight windows into a six-panel lampshade that would hang inverted, below a custom fixture with a three-socket cluster. This was to be a big shade of nearly 30 inches at the widest aperture and would require wire reinforcements throughout. In the image below, note the […] → Continue Reading Porch Panel Chandelier