Lamps and Art of Stained Glass and Fine Woods
Sonoma County Stained Glass and Exotic Woods by Skip Thomsen
This art-glass and wood table lamp was inspired by the many koi ponds
one sees in Hawai'i. The inspiration for the frame design came from
the Japanese gates in Hilo's beautiful and serene Lili'uokalani Park.
That dramatic grain seen in this piece can come only from Hawaiian Curly Koa,
a highly prized wood indigenous to Hawaii. It is rare, and expensive when one can
actually find some, but the rewards of crafting works like these from Koa come
when the final finish is applied and the finely figured grain comes alive!
Below is the other side of the lamp.
Owning one of these pieces is owning a work of timeless design,
impeccable craftsmansip, and an original design that will
never be duplicated. With the exception of the electrical
components, everything is made by hand.
These works are designed and created by Skip Thomsen of Forestville, California
The design and execution of each of these pieces is unique and
will never be reproduced. All original designs and patterns for
the glass and the cases are destroyed after the piece is completed.