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!


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…


A walnut one upside down, showing the central hole…


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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