Inspired by an Arts & Crafts jug I recently bought, I have just finished this 'Tulips' design lampshade. I love everything about the whole Art & Crafts/Art Nouveau style with its flowing shapes and natural forms.
William Morris said it all when he said "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful" The lampshades when lit are of course both useful and I hope, believed beautiful. When lit, they show the Batik work at its best and should be valued as a work of art just as a framed painting would be.
This is what a lampshade design looks like before it is put on the lampshade frame. The actual work is quite big - over 32' wide and takes about a week to complete!
The finished 'Tulips' lampshade (10"tall x10"diameter) is now SOLD in my Gallery for £150 (shade only). If you are interested in commissioning a handmade Batik lampshade of this design to be made for you, just send me an email.
I made a small study of the 'Tulip' design (13" x 11" inc frame), so I could work out the colours before embarking on the lampshade.
'Tulip' is framed and FOR SALE in the Gallery for £75. A custom-made light-box could be made for it for an additional £45