Been experimenting with some different aluminum finishes lately. Got the mirrored finish down pretty good, but I’ve also been tumbling parts with brass screws. Tumbled on left, sanded on right. I really like how old, dirty, and pitted the parts come out.
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Over the Thanksgiving weekend my dad and I pulled some logs out of a drained lake. No telling if the results will be the same, but I’m hopeful. And if the stinky smell is any indication, they might just turn out to be beautiful.
I know almost no one in the city with a working fireplace (but quite a few with non-working fireplaces, weird), but I see firewood for sale at bodegas and super markets all over.
Instead of lugging wood back from the burbs, I figured I’d shell out the $8.99 and see if the deli wood is an good. I think it’s ash. Figure I can make something interesting out of the fire wood.
The latest lamps I’ve been working on are made from walnut. The build process took place in three studios. The gluing up of the walnut took place at the Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn. The turning was done at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) Open Studios in Manhattan. And the finishing was done at my studio in the Poconos. The lamps kind of represent the spaces I’ve had the pleasure of working in recently.
The walnut was store bought, which I don’t feel great about. I typically like to know where my material is coming from, know its story. But walnut is such a beautiful wood that I will almost always make an exception. The lamps have built-in dimmer switches in the sockets and have black braided fabric cords. They are both finished with tung oil.