How to Get Lit Without Touching a Drop

Having recently discovered a simple but unique method of removing the extremities from wine bottles, I present the first of my latest contributions to the sconce genre. Fabricated from the usual vintage brass lamp components, an elegant green vessel, a foot of brass chain and fitted with a low wattage chandelier bulb, this wall sconce is handsomely suitable for the illumination of any residential or commercial décor. Not counting the 6' of new cord, the unit extends approximately 23" in length by 6.5" wide (58.42cm x 16.51cm). I will customize to your requirements and can easily accommodate ceiling mounted, multiple shade fixtures - examples to come. ... SOLD similar pieces available

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Solid Brass Components

For the Eccentric, Electric Eclectic

For those with a taste for the eclectic and original, I present my first wall hanging pendant lamp. Entirely comprised of brass elements, upon close inspection you’ll discover a decorative Far Eastern incense turret, an Italian wall canopy, an arched bracket from a French fixture, a solid brass, late 1800’s pulley, actual vintage cloth-covered wiring, a bakelite palm switch and matching wall plug. With sufficient wire to hang from 10ft. above the floor, it comes with a solid rubber wedge to hold the unit at any desired height. Like all my creations, you are assured that there’s only one in the world. This fixture would make a totally unique holiday gift. I will mail anywhere but please inform me in advance of the destination to get an accurate cost for shipment. Regards, Gary

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Luminosity Curiosity

Atypical of the customary light fixture fare is this art deco pendant entirely fabricated from recycled, repurposed, vintage  lamp components. Created atop a 20’s alabaster globe with a  hand-painted floral arrangement on the interior surface, its flattering glow accentuates its surroundings with a soft, candle-like warmth. Previously part of another fixture, the large inverted funnel, as luck would have it, positioned perfectly between the suspension studs of the globe. The hand-burnished, bronze patina finish lends a flattering contrast to the alabaster and the addition of crystal prisms provides a further touch of individuality to this reborn original, one-of-a-kind hanging lamp.
Its dimensions are 13" wide by a depth of 22" (33.02cm x 55.88cm) and it comes with a generous length of similarly finished chain and matching canopy. Approximate weight is 8lbs. Ships anywhere in the world.
Regards, Gary

 COMING SOON. An entirely original and unique hanging wall-mount fixture made from an incense burner.

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Full Steam Ahead!

Expanding the style range, this unusual pendant piece is a definite departure from any of my previously created fixtures. Strictly fabricated to be a light source and void of any audible décor, it’s comprised of elements from a vintage pot light, a floor lamp’s filigree base, a chromed ceiling mount fixture, chromed ring from a chandelier and numerous other items. It is atypically entirely silver and brushed metallic in finish and constructed in the steampunk style. Suitable for residential or commercial venues alike, it comes replete with a generous length of chromed chain and matching canopy. It is approximately 11" in depth and 13" wide.
For more information or a studio visit, just call.  416 422-4690 
Regards, Gary

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Flip the Light Fantastic

I am continuously amazed at the persistent role coincidence plays in my life - and it’s effect on my art is no exception. Recently, at the suggestion of many valued opinions, I made the decision to adapt electric or votive lighting into the fabrication of my pieces. Within a matter of days, at a spot in my building designated for discarded items, sat a cardboard box containing an old light fixture comprised of over 100 crystal prisms. Since then, two other lots of crystals have magically come my way. Merely think... and thou shalt receive. 
So, at the behest of serendipity, I present my first combination of chimes and electrically lit chandelier in the steampunk style. Previously a mere chime but a relatively simple adaptation, this fixture has been additionally adorned with crystal prisms and chandelier bulbs... and is admittedly, more appealing - and now, even more so, one-of-a-kind. For more information or to visit the studio, please call 416 422-4690.

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Introducing Chimelights

Totally unique and original, this first chimelight is a sensorial combination of tea light chandelier and sound chimes. Having already created over 20 different wind chimes from vintage brass lamp components and any other metallic elements emitting a pleasant ring, it only seemed a natural progression to incorporate the warmth and glow of candlelight. The chimes consist of bridle brasses, computer rings and a broad selection of other audible and ocular paraphernalia. Sure to be a focal point of any location in which it’s suspended, this fixture adds a new dimension of artistic originality to the décor of any environment, whether residential or commercial. The piece measures 19" deep by 12" wide (48.26cm x 30.48cm) and comes replete with a generous length of brass chain and a canopy with which to mount it. Like every item I create, it is the only one of its kind in the world. If you have any questions or would like to set up a convenient time to see any fixtures in person, feel free to get in touch. 416 422 4690 

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Variety Is the Spice of Light

Half the satisfaction of creating these unique fixtures is locating the many bits and pieces I regularly source from antique markets, recycling depots, dumpsters (sorry Mom) and various shops. There is no specific plan for building them - each creation is a free-form, trial-and-error puzzle which entirely depends on coincidence for all its unrelated elements to be artfully pieced together. 
This particular chandelier is no exception as it’s comprised of over 30 individual solid brass components not including the profusion of coins suspended from its filigreed canopy. 
At exactly 30" deep and 16" across (91.44cm x 40.64cm), it is one of my most imposing variations to date. And you are guaranteed there’s not another like it on the planet. 
If you have any questions or you’d like to set up a convenient time to visit my Corktown studio to view and/or hear the entire chimes and light collection, feel free to call.

Regards, Gary    416 422-4690  

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And Then There Was Light... 

After many suggestions and minimal debate, the logical next step in the evolution of these sculptures was to enhance their functionality with the addition of lighting... either by votives and/or electricity. The accompanying photos feature my first endeavour. This piece is my typical assemblage of vintage brass lamp components, although void of the usual audible chime elements, but embellished instead with teardrop light bulbs and 4 dozen crystal prisms. The elegant glass vessel protruding from the bottom of the fixture is actually a lab flask which, by exquisite coincidence, snugged perfectly into its bell-shaped brass pendant. 

The piece appears reminiscent of a fixture one might find suspended from the dining room ceiling of a Jules Verne submarine and could potentially be categorized as “steampunk”. But I’ll leave that interpretation to the eye of the beholder.

This unit can be illuminated by either incandescent or LED bulbs depending on your choice of intensity and comes replete with a generous length of chain and a ceiling mount fixture. Like every piece I create, there’s only one in the world. There are however, many other unique pieces in the works which I will be featuring in short order. Meanwhile, if you’d like to personally view the collection or if you require further detail or information just call. 416 422-4690

Rescued from the Wreck of Jules Verne’s Submarine (not really)