Pendant lampshade commission...

23 October 2016, New work, Would you like to leave a comment?

I’ve recently completed a set of pendant lampshades, turned from a variety of woods. Commissioned by Kent & London, they feature a distinctive angular design, with thin walls and crisp edges.

These have certainly been enjoyable to make and display much of my recognisable styling – that top curve mimics the underside and base of my bowls. The image below shows the first of the designs, with my favourite burr elm one at the front!

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Here’s two larger versions, this time in ash and spalted beech. The light fitting is threaded and fits in from both sides, sandwiching the wood in between. I have to be careful making this part, as the wood is only a few millimetres thick…

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A walnut one upside down, showing the central hole…

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The top image shows three completed shades, on display in Kent and London’s showroom. I do like the overall effect they give and would love to make some more – in fact something much larger would be quite an interesting challenge…

Jonathan Leech

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Jonathan Leech is a woodturner working and living in Cumbria. He specialises in making bowls, dishes and platters from local sustainably sourced timber. Read more or about Jonathan or see a selection of his work.

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  • Hi Chris,
    It's great you've got some yew coming in - as you can probably…
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