Let There Be Light: Arts and Crafts Lighting Providers
by Kate Nixon
In anticipation of the latest online course from the “Living the Simple Life” series from the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, we’re recommending some providers of both antique and contemporary Arts and Crafts lighting. This Saturday’s “A Feeling of Simplicity and Unstudied Freedom”: Lighting the Arts and Crafts Home will be an overview of the major makers of Arts and Crafts lighting, including Stickley, Roycroft, and Van Erp. If you haven’t registered for the course on Arts and Crafts lighting, you can do so HERE by clicking this link. If you’re looking for examples of Arts and Crafts lighting to study or you feel inspired to buy after the course, we recommend several businesses who deal in Arts and Crafts lighting, including the following:
In addition to offering the best of Heintz art metal objects like vases, bowls, and desk accessories, David Surgan offers a wide variety of lamps with bases and shades designed by Heintz and examples with the classic sterling silver overlay atop patinated bronze.
Jack Pap Antiques
In the antique business since 1978, Jack Papadinis has focused the decorative arts of electric lighting such as the leaded lamps of Tiffany Studios and Duffner and Kimberly, painted lamps of Handel and Pairpoint as well as the panel overlay lamps of Handel and Bradley and Hubbard. With interests in Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, you are likely to find lighting by all the important and less important makers of the early to mid 1900’s.
To contact Jack Pap Antiques, click here to visit their website.
Clements Antiques of NH
Todd and Michele Clements are dealers in period leaded glass, reverse painted, and panel lamps from the Arts and Crafts era. Todd and Michele Clements sell Tiffany, Quezal, Loetz, Steuben, Durand and other period art glass makers as well as Wilkinson, Duffner, Handel and others.
To contact Clements Antiques of NH, email Todd and Michelle at email@example.com
Philip Chasen Antiques
For over 40 years, Philip Chasen has traveled the world buying and selling many exceptional objects of art. As a recognized expert in the field of Art Nouveau and Art Deco American and French glass and lamps, Chasen’s expertise and integrity are well recognized in the antiques world. On Philip Chasen’s website, he offers lighting by Tiffany Studios and Favrile, Handel, Pairpoint, and others. His website also offers his antiques blog, appraisals or authentications, and even free lessons on French cameo glass.
To contact Philip Chasen Antiques, click here to visit their website.
Victorian Revival started their family-owned and -operated lighting shop in Toronto over 40 years ago. Scoured barns, factories, and demolition sites to find the classic, vintage pieces you’ve always wanted, their designers appreciate the craftsmanship and artistry that go into the historical items sold, and they’ve worked for many years to replicate that style.
To contact Victorian Revival, click here to visit their website.
Craftsmen Studio is dedicated to building heirloom quality Arts and Crafts Furniture and lighting that honors the original designs and the craftsmen of the American Arts and Crafts movement from the early 1900’s. Arts and Crafts style furniture is based on the idea that fine details and ornamentation should only exist in harmony with the construction, functionality, and durability of the furniture; that the true beauty of fine furnishing comes from carefully selected materials and simplicity of design. Utilizing high quality, hand selected hardwoods, each piece is individually hand-cut and assembled using traditional joinery techniques such as pinned mortise and tenon, dovetail drawers, and splined joints. These methods are consistent with the works of original Arts and Crafts furniture makers such as Gustav Stickley, Charles Limbert, Greene and Greene, and others, whose furnishings have stood the test of time – still retaining their beauty, strength, and functionality for more than a century.
To contact Craftsmen Studio, click here to visit their website.
One-of-a-kind J.A. Hokkanen wood and glass lamps are designed and built by Joel Hokkanen in the coastal village of Rockport, Maine. His work is featured in art galleries and at shows throughout New England. Joel is a member of the Maine Crafts Guild and the Maine Woodworkers Association. J.A.Hokkanen was awarded Best in Show at the New England Fine Furnishings Show in Rhode Island, November 2016!
To contact J.A. Hokkanen, click here to visit their website.
Stained Glass Designs – Bill Kuczmanski
Kuczmanski has been working with glass for 30 years. A longtime East Auroran, he has been heavily influenced by Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters’ mission style and has served as an electrician during The Roycroft Inn’s restoration and was particularly inspired by the Roycroft Artisan’s handcrafted lamps. He continues to create mission-style stained glass lamps and exhibit at various shows and galleries.
To contact Bill, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Ryan Miller Glass Studio
I primarily construct lamps with the metal overlay technique. Currently, I have 12 standard designs ranging from landscapes, flowers, fish, horses, birds and leaves. Please contact me to see other designs or to have a custom lamp designed for you. I can work with your base or mine.
To contact the Anne Ryan Miller Glass Studio, click here to visit their website.
Old California Lighting
Each fixture is hand-crafted to your specifications and can be shipped or picked up at our showroom in Orange, CA. You select the style, size and how it mounts, you then select a patina finish and glass panels to create a fixture that is perfect for your home. We use only the finest materials, combined with old world craftsmanship to fabricate our lanterns, and this is why we proudly Guarantee Our Fixtures For Life.
To contact Old California Lighting, click here to visit their website.
James Mattson, Coppercraft
Artisan James Mattson has been creating lighting and accessories from copper for over twenty years. His work – all original designs – is inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement and American bungalow style.
To contact James Mattson, click here to visit his website.
If you have any other suggestions for companies that sell Arts and Crafts lighting, email us and we’ll feature it in this article! Email us at email@example.com.
All 2020 photos courtesy of Ray Stubblebine