I’ve shown some photos of my rock lamps but never in a collection on one post. During a period of three years I made maybe 30 of them that I sold in my shop in Seattle.
They were truly a labor of love to make and I believe some of my best work.
This was one of the first pairs that I made. These are living in a beautiful house built by my friend Sandra in Paonia, Colorado.
I showed you these recently in Jill’s house in Seattle.
A designer bought this pair. I love the embroidered Bergamo linen and the vintage linen fringe. I added a few pieces of green beach glass to the white rocks.
I traded this pair for a painting which is hanging over the fireplace in my house. These are living in a house at Ocean Shores.
This is one of a pair made with a walnut base and cap. I especially love the linen which I found at a flea market. It’s hand woven and I think it’s African.
Plain vintage linen and trim on this one.
This pair, made with only the yellow rocks, has an embroidered linen from Travers on the shades. These went to a beach house at Cannon Beach in Oregon.
The floor lamp also went to Cannon Beach.
Then I started to pick up beach glass on my dog walks around Lake Washington. Embroidered linen from Rose Tarlow and vintage trim on this.
The tree lamp on the right is one of my ceramic lamps. I sewed vintage buttons in the border of the shade, the linen is Rose Tarlow.
I don’t remember where this pair went. I love the round shape of these. Embroidered linen from Rose Tarlow again and a small brush fringe trim from Travers.
I had a crazy idea that I wanted to make a little stone house.
I know, I know…………….
I made the house in clay and fired it and glazed the windows and roof. It looks like a gingerbread house. My friend Lis has this one…………I know she will keep it forever and her great, great grandchildren will love it.
Then I collected some seashells…………yeah, right………….collected on the internet.
I think this one is living on Whidby Island………….
A designer bought this pair and she ordered the fabric for them…………….if I remember correctly, it’s Colefax & Fowler.
I made this square shape with the walnut base and cap several times. I think the woven raffia fabric was from Pindler. One of these is living in Savannah.
Then I got a crazy notion that a table base would be very cool. Chris indulged me yet again…………….he turned the wood core for me to apply the rocks and built the base and the top.
This table is in our living room now and it’s not going anywhere……….it weighs a ton!
The lamps were all built on a wood core and set with mortar, just like tile setting. This was not a huge money making endeavor but I’m happy I have this body of work to show………..it’s a part of who I am.