Under the Milky Way

Under the Milky Way


Base and Shade are 19.5” tall; Shade is 10” diameter.

There is this great metal salvage yard in Petaluma, CA where I found a stack of old aluminum camlocks, which are parts for industrial hoses. They looked so cool, I bought the whole lot and started making lamps with them. James Aarons made the white ceramic base to resemble a glazed cake. Once those pieces were assembled, the natural thing to do was to create a mostly white shade, but of course little scraps of this and that snuck in.

All "Empire" lamps include new sockets, plugs and wiring. Every lamp is a unique combination of hand-made ceramics and found objects produced in our Northern CA studios. The shades use heavy acid-free rag papers and are preserved with UV and moisture-lock archival protection.

If you see something that’s almost but not quite right for your space or color needs, contact us. We are always up for collaboration.

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