Sometimes I see something and say to myself I could make something cool out of this. Here is a glass globe lamp that uses an old 9 inch spiraled glass globe. I do not know how old the globe is, but I bought it at yard sale and have had it around for 20 years.

The base is a piece of stunning curly maple that has very distinct graining. The chatoyance (a striking three-dimensional appearance) of this wood is excellent.

This lamp is 12 inches across and about 11 inches tall  has a 25 watt  incandescent bulb. There is no venting so if you want it to be brighter an LED bulb can be used.

To purchase or to visit George's storefront, contact him at 517-449-2150 or gmwurtzel@gmail.com.

Tree root focal point with industrial pipe lamp made by George Wurtzel

Tree root focal point with industrial pipe lamp made by George Wurtzel

Is this the front or back?  You choose.  Industrial lamp made by George Wurtzel.

Is this the front or back?  You choose.  Industrial lamp made by George Wurtzel.

Nature meets the industrial age.  George Wurtzel's industrial lamp

Nature meets the industrial age.  George Wurtzel's industrial lamp

Globe lamp. Photo by Karen Kopacz.

Globe lamp. Photo by Karen Kopacz.

My friend Judy Anderson of Dragonfly Pottery and I collaborate on beautiful one-of-a-kind lamps. Her extraordinary ability to carve clay away leaving negative space that sets off the fine details of her skills is unique.

I have a particular love for her work due to its tactile appeal. We start with her creative design and then I make wood bases and tops that complement her designs. Then we go to the lamp store and argue over which shade looks best and then we fight about the little finial on top. The culmination of our designs will appeal to your eye, be wonderful to your touch and will give you light to enhance the ambiance of your living space, bringing harmony and love to your life. Well the love part may take a little effort on your part, the rest leave to Judy and me.

Dragonfly lamp. Photo by Karen Kopacz.

Dragonfly lamp. Photo by Karen Kopacz.

Ginko lamp. Photo by Karen Kopacz.

Ginko lamp. Photo by Karen Kopacz.