Close Up Steel And Glass Art Table Lamp
Mark Allyn Artistic Journal
Clothing, Jewelry, and Light Artist in Bellingham, Washington
Close Up Steel And Glass Art Table Lamp
I take risks all the time in my relationships with society's norms. I look at what is in stores and in my mind I see what is not there.

I rush home with my mind's treasures and this was one of them.

This lamp is one of those gifts that I brought back from that shopping trip inside my mind.

The engraving on the glass panels in this handmade table lamp are done using a pneumatic high speed diamond drill (similar to a dentist drill); and is done freehand.

The glass panels themselves are scrap that I found at Goodwill.

The steel work was constructed using gas tungsten arc welding which I had self taught.

The steel panel you see on top started as a piece of rusted scrap that I had found. I used an angle grinder and polish in order to create the well burnished surface that you see.

The leg you see in the left corner is actually two stainless steel butter knives that I have attatched together by carefully welding the blade of one knife to the handle of the other and vice versa. Despite the blades being thin, this created a suprisingly strong bond that is very sturdy.

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