Barney Zeitz

Art Lighting

RFD 595A
State Rd.
Vineyard Haven,Ma.
Martha's Vineyard
02568
(508) 693-9421
bz@bzeitz.com

Art Lighting

For his art lighting Barney combines his metal working techniques with Fused and Slumped Stained glass techniques. Zeitz uses the FUSED AND SLUMPED STAINED GLASS techniques to make his lampshades for the Pagan Lamp, wall sconces and Torchiere, that have been featured in Architectural Digest (May 1997- p.178) He takes a ring of fused glass and fires it on clay molds, reaching into the kiln when neccessary with tools to manipulate the glass. For his METAL WORKING, Zeitz uses all hand forged and welding techniques in his lighting. There is no casting involved. Everything is cut from sheets or bars and hammered hot or cold, then welded with either gas or electric welders. He uses hand tools for grinding and polishing. Bronze is applied using gas welding onto the surface of steel. Zeitz will devote many hours applying bronze with this technique to give an ancient Etruscan quality, like is has been buried for thousands of years. 

Chandelier

Chandelier
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Torchiere and wall sconce

Torchiere and  wall sconce
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Down Lights

Down Lights
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