OTHER THINGS
Ikea-hacked lamp Ikea FOTO lampshade and cord, madrone, nuts and bolts.
October 2014


A pendant lamp from Ikea made into a swinging wall sconce. The wood is madrone, and the hinge is a bolt and some eye-bolts.

First light #1 Oak, wool, and electrical fittings. January 2011.


This light came about for a number of reasons: we read a Donald Judd essay called It's Hard to Find a Good Lamp a few years ago and started to think about lights, did some sketching, and then forgot about it. Then in the Autumn semester 2010 at GMIT Letterfrack I taught a module in which the third year students had a brief to design and make a sustainable light - this got me thinking again. One version of the lamp has a steambent element (see below) - our first foray into steambending and very instructive (= lots of cracked pieces).
The shade is made by wrapping wool (leftovers from Foxford Woollen Mills in Co Mayo) around a wooden former with glue and leaving to dry overnight, a technique I first saw done by a second year student at GMIT last year.

#2 light


Three spoons Two cherry and one holly. December 2010.

Rebecca spent some of December 2010 making spoons. One reason is that she can stand by the stove in the workshop - it was very cold that winter!


Moon Spoon Holly. December 2010.

Made with freshly-cut holly from the valley, and worked while the wood is green (unseasoned).


Spoons Pear



Bench Oak with wenge wedges. 2006.



Blocks Elm box, beech blocks. 2005.