Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Deek's Lamp

This was inspired by Deek Diedricksen’s wine bottle window from his book “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks”, his videos on You Tube and his website He is a colorful character and outspoken in the
small house movement. He also has a small house he built in Vermont out of many recycled and free materials. This lamp has three large wine bottles with three lights in the bottom section and controlled by a dimmer switch.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Taliesen Table Lamp

This lamp was inspired by some designs Frank Lloyd Wright created for his beloved home
in Wisconsin he called Taliesen. I used black walnut in the base and Vermont cherry in the
shade. Rice paper is the material used for the shade.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Pair of Prairie Wall Sconces

These are designs by Frank Lloyd
Wright who had them crafted out of metal.
These interpretations are made out of
cherry for a client in Montpelier. The
globes are standard kitchen light covers.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Little Lamp

This is a lamp I made for my nephew AK who last
weekend married Whitney in a beautiful ceremony
at her grandmother's house in Wolfboro, NH. It was inspired by some small lamps that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Dana House in 1902. It has a dimmer and a base made out of Padouk. The stem is Mahogany.

Monday, May 24, 2010

In Remembrance of Billy

My hockey team from 1971 got together for a reunion in the fall.
Recently one of my classmates, Billy Corkery passed away. Pictured
here second from the left with other members of our class, Bobby
Muse on his right, Bob McNanama, Dave Hynes, Kevin Hampe on his
left, and me with Joey Bertagna in front. Hynes, Mac, and Billy were
one of the greatest lines to ever play at Harvard, the "Local Line" or
"ABC" line. Billy was from Arlington, Mac from Belmont and Hynes
from Cambridge. They were all heroes to me.


This Black Walnut and Douglas Fir Lantern was made
in celebration of my friend Alex's 60th birthday
and his Dad's funeral on the same day. Dr. Mac
was 94 and an amazing guy. His light shines on.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Treehouse Door Window

The Stained Glass window was made last week during a
class at Yestermorrow Design School with renowned
artist Larry Ribbecke. The work of FLW was the

Sally's Reading Lamp

This is a lamp I made for our friend Sally Taylor, who has been a source of wisdom and strength in our lives. She needed some light between two chairs she uses for reading and sewing. The design is a Frank Lloyd Wright
inspired creation. Ellie went to nearby stream to find the rocks for the base.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

De Rhodes Lamp

The De Rhodes Lamp has a base made from Padouk and a stem from
Douglas Fir. The corners are mahogany strips. There is a standard socket
near the top and a candleabra socket inside the stem. Once again I was inspired by the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie style.$200

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sugar House Lantern

The roof on this reminds me
of a Vermont sugar house
that has vents for the steam
in the upper roof. It is mostly
Tiger Maple with some
Mahogany. Frank Lloyd Wright
did some lanterns for the
Cheney House that also

had some influence.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Robie Table Lamp

This is an Arts & Crafts style lamp with Prairie influences, made from Padouk and Douglas Fir wood, Spectrum stained glass and 4 candleabra socket lights. My inspiration was Frank Lloyd Wright and the Robie House.$400

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Octagon Lantern

This is a lamp that I just finished and the influence of Frank Lloyd
Wright is again my inspiration. The chairs he designed had the same equally spaced vertical slats. I used mahogany and made
the shade an octagon with stained glass. The cost is $350

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Prairie Lantern

Frank Lloyd Wright interest in the architecture of
Japan is reflected in this project. The low roofline
of the shade evokes images of the Japanese Tea House. This Asian sense of harmony and proportion was a part of many of the homes he designed in the Midwest. This has a tiger maple base and a mahogany platform. Cherry and Black Walnut were use on the posts and top.$500