Ammonites

“Axe lamp”

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Oval-2 (better name is pending)

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Small Moon

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Moon-2 with 3-dimentional ammonites

The first “Moon” lamp was so beautiful and created a lot of new ideas that I’m eager to explore. I suddenly realized that there is infinite number of possibilities and each can be incredible beautiful.

This new version of “The Moon” light sculpture that is also a very beautiful blend of artistry and engineering. Like the first “Moon” lamp, this ammonite lamp become a great success. Look at the pictures, the “Moon” lamp consists of two panels, each has a “constellation” of ammonites attached to it. Ammonites are three-dimensional with fully exposed spiral and they are not imbedded into glass but hanging on their own. Middle side of the glass panels bows inside. The distance between two opposite panels in the middle of the lamp is no more than 12mm or 1/2 of the inch. Panels are holding together by another invention of mine (called “zipper”) and can be easily be taken apart if needed. The diameter of the glass part is about 14 inches or 355mm. The base is made of iron and entire light sculpture stands 15 inches (381mm) tall and 16 inches (406mm) wide.

Please contact me if you like me to create something similar and I will gladly make another one. I can ship it everywhere.

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Very big oval lamp (name pending)

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Screen Light

This beautiful design gives an infinite number of possibilities. I couldn’t even imagine in how many ways this light can be used. But first, let me tell more about it.
I wanted to create a screen that could be a lamp too. This way the screen could be placed by the wall or in the middle of the room on the little table. The screen should have light inside but still be flat enough. I had to figure out the way how it lights up and how light bulbs can fit in. It was quite a challenge for something that is barely 1 inch thick (25mm) and even smaller inside. As the result, each panel consists of two sides and can be easily taken apart. Each panel is approximately 7-by14 inches big (180-by-360 mm) and each side has different color. This way the lamp has two colors, like it is two different screens. But it is not all. Panels can be linked together in a triangle and screen will look like a try-sided table lamp. When it is linked one way, it has blue colors out, the other way has more greens out.
The screen can be taken apart, each panel is lighted individually. It can be used as two-sided screen or each panel can become individual lamp. It can be placed on the table in special base or attached to the wall as sconce. It can be hanged too. This why I’ve said about infinitive number of ways this lamp is used.
This particular lamp is sold (almost instantly) but I can make one for you. It can be even prettier with slightly different shape of panels.

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“Flamingo pavilion” lantern

Here is a new lantern in Chinese style that I really wanted to make after my trip to China and seeing those beautiful old Chinese buildings and palaces. If you look at the pictures, you will realize that each side and each panel of the lantern caves inside like roofs of Chinese pavilions. Not a single panel is flat. The beautiful flamingo color glass and ammonites are making the really wonderful blend. It took 48 highest grade ammonites to complete each lamp. The shade is 6-by-12 inches, the lantern stands 13 inches.
This beautiful light sculpture was made recently and now is for sale. Please contact me for the price and shipping information.

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“Summer night” lantern

Here is a new lantern in Chinese style with such beautiful colors that my wife called it “Summer night”. The name fits perfectly well for such perfect blend of ammonites and stained glass. It took 40 highest grade ammonites to complete each lamp. The shade is 6-by-12 inches, the lantern stands 13 inches. The shade of the light sculpture consists of very different ammonites, some are small and some are very large.
The lams is sold, but I can make another one or pair for you if you are interested.

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“Moon” lamp with ammonites

I often use word “unique” to describe my creations but it perfectly fits this light sculpture that is very beautiful blend of artistry and engineering. My wife called it “Moon” lamp and since then this ammonite lamp become a huge success. I had to make several of them and more people are interested. Look at the pictures, the “Moon” lamp consists of two panels, each has 26 ammonites. Middle side of the panels bows inside. The distance between two opposite panels in the middle of the lamp is no more than 12mm or 1/2 of the inch. Panels are holding together by another invention of mine and can be easily be taken apart if needed. The diameter of the glass part is about 14 inches or 355mm. The base is made of iron and entire light sculpture stands 17 inches (432mm) tall and 16 inches (406mm) wide. I made it with different kinds of glass and results were always amazing.

Please contact me if you like me to create something similar and I will gladly make another one. I can ship it everywhere.

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“Chinese Lantern” lamps

A couple of very beautiful lamps that were done in “Chinese Lantern” style. Both ammonite lamps are 6-by-12 inches (155×310 mm) in size (shade only) and look totally beautiful. The unusual shape of the lamp brought few additional challenges how the light will pass through, but I solved them with some ingenuity. There are no two similar panels in each lamp, each side is unique as unique ammonites that went into them.
Both lamps with ammonites are currently is shown in Europe but if you are interested, I can make a one for you. It will look different but very beautiful too.

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Semi-oval lamp

Another semi-oval lamp that turned out totally stunning. The light sculpture consists of two convex sides with most beautiful ammonites, 22 per each side. The lamp is 11 inches (280 mm) wide and about 15 inches (381 mm) high. It is sold but if you like, I will gladly make a new one for you.


One of my biggest lamps with ammonites, a very simple and elegant creation. The shade is in lens shape and it is totally enclosed. It took a good deal of creativity to be able to put lights inside of the shade. The “saucer” diameter is 15 inches (35cm) and entire light sculpture stands 4 feet tall (122cm). The piece is sold but if you like I can make new one for you.


Convex-Concave light sculpture

My latest creation: a very beautiful lamp for which I used milky glass and 40 ammonites, with a totally different shape than before. As you can see, glass panels are concave, and ammonites are in convex shape, creating additional depth and showing all the beauty of ammonites. It also has one large ammonite on the top as a cover that keeps the light trapped inside. The lantern stands 13 inches high and it is 7 inches wide.

This totally unique lamp with ammonites is sold. Please contact me if you like me to create something similar.


Semi-oval lamp “BUD”

Here is my recent creation, the semi-oval lamp with ammonites. It is one of those projects when beauty of ammonites fits so well with the shape of the lamp coming into one very beautiful creation. It remained me of the flower bud, ready to open and surprise us. It took 38 highest grade ammonites to complete the lamp. The lantern stands 13 inches high and it is 9 inches wide.

This totally unique lamp with ammonites is sold. Please contact me if you like me to make one for you.


Matching pair of Chinese style lanterns

Here is my recent creation, the matching set of lamps with ammonites. It is one of those projects when beauty of glass meets so closely with beauty of the nature. It took 40 highest grade ammonites to complete each lamp. Each shade is 6-by-12 inches, each lantern stands 13 inches. Each shade of the light sculptures consists of very different ammonites, some are small and some are very large. The lamps are sold, but I can make another one or pair if you are interested.


Milky glass light sculpture

This unusual lamp has 32 big ammonites placed over it’s surface. Each of the ammonites shows full spiral and simply wonderful. This ammonite lamp is 6-by-12 inches in size and looks totally beautiful. The unusual shape of the lamp brought few additional challenges how the light will pass through, but I solved them with some ingenuity.

This lamp with ammonites is sold but if you are interested, I can make a one for you. It will look different but very beautiful too.


Semi-circular lamps with ammonites

These two lamps with ammonites belong to the same concept of the lamp as one below. Almost 40 ammonites went into this light sculpture. It is about 11-by-12 inches (280-by-305 mm) in size.
The lamps are sold, but I can make another one or pair if you are interested.


Semi-circular lamp with ammonites

Another new concept of the lamp that displays all the beauty of ammonites. Almost 40 ammonites went into this light sculpture. It is about 11-by-12 inches (280-by-305 mm) in size.


Round lamp with ammonites

Here I proudly present one of my most favorite masterpieces. It took more than one hundred ammonites to create this light sculpture and I had to work with each ammonite individually to have all its beauty exposed. This lamp is about 8.5 inches (over 216 mm) in diameter and 14 inches (356 mm) tall. The lamp also has a round cover with one big ammonite in the middle.

The lamp is sold, but I will gladly make a new one with your choice of glass.


Milky glass lamp with ammonites

This rectangular lamp with ammonites is very different in design and meant to show the beauty of ammonites to the fullest.


Eye-shaped lamp with ammonites

This lamp is very pretty and elegant. The shade consists of two curved panels roughly 10-by-10 inches (250 mm) in size. It took over 60 ammonites to build this lamp. The base is made out of walnut.

The lamp is sold, but I will gladly make a new one with your choice of glass.


Rectangular Ammonite lamps

Here are two of my rectangular lamps with ammonites. Those lamps were made with approximately 46 ammonites (each worked individually) and lamps’ size is 4.5-by-9-by-12 inches. The base is slightly wider and longer and made out of Butternut wood or Walnut.


The 4-in-1 or Inside-Out lamp

This lantern consists out of three 7-by-14 inches separate panels. They not soldered to each other, it is more like “hinged” connection and they can be easy separated by taking the rods out. Note that all the surfaces are flat in this position, all the ammonites here with their sliced side out. Look what happens if you will take one rod out. The lantern can be easily transformed into the screen. It can be fireplace screen or, using the original light, it can be screen lamp.

Now, let’s see how this shade looks on the other side. See how different the surface, the texture. I used to grind ammonites flat before, now they have their forms intact. The lamp’s surface becomes now three-dimensional with ammonites sticking out. I would say, there is much more work involved to prepare each ammonite to show both sides, but the results are amazing.
The lamp is ready now to assume its 4rt position and go back on base with all the panels locked into triangle.


Wall light

My next lamp with ammonites didn’t start as the wall light but I changed design in the process and it turned really beautiful. Such design allows to see all ammonites at once.


First lamp with ammonites

My very first lamp with ammonites.  When I had the idea to incorporate ammonites into stained glass design I had no idea how to work with ammonites and if this idea will work at all. Few people who are the experts in geology and gemology tried to talk me out of doing that. They warned me that ammonites are extremely fragile, very sensitive to high temperatures and so on. Well, they were right. They only forgot to say that calcite, that ammonites are consist of, is also very sensitive to chemicals that are involved in stained glass works. I had to overcame that obstacle too. The result, that little lamp, only 5-by-10 inches was so pretty that I couldn’t stop and continued to explore with new designs.


Light in Coils (panel)

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I like to work with stained glass, but I like to bring fossils there too. I pioneered in using ammonites with stained glass, a very careful process with many challenges, but the results are amazing. This panel is roughly 23″-by-22″ or 300-by-300 mm in size.

Please, visit my blog to see my “Light in Coils” projects.

http://kstainedglass.blogspot.com