Oil Lamps, modern and contemporary,
unique and unusual works of functional art.
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Contemporary Oil Lamps by Artlamp,
Four Foot Tall Contemporary Oil Lamp
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Cylinder with Tiny Contemporary Oil Lamp
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Artlamp's new Cylinder Contemporary Oil Lamps, including
the Dancing Flame Contemporary Oil Lamp
Intersecting Cubes Contemporary Oil Lamp
Visit Intersecting cubes for variations of the Intersecting Cubes.
Copper Clad Pyramid
Now available in aluminum, brass, and
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above to see
other views of the Pyramid
Artamp's contemporary oil lamps, often referred to as unique and unusual
works of functional art. This site includes all of Artlamp's contemporary
oil lamps that have been designed from concept to completion by
David G. Schneider, architect since 1995. A brilliant oil lamp to add
to your collectibles or for that special holiday, for yourself or as a gift.
If you enjoy beautiful hand made contemporary art, that can serve as both
a work of art and utility lamp, Artlamp provides the contemporary oil lamp
that may appeal to you. One of Artlamp's newest contemporary oil lamps,
(The Pyramid) are adjustable. Each element can be moved and adjusted
to your preference, creating an atmosphere you desire by easily adjusting
the flame height. Adjusting the flame without extinguishing the flame,
allows the lamp to be adjusted to provide the preferred amount of light..
Artlamp's contemporary oil lamps, although hand made are so precisely
made, that you can see the perfection that went into making each oil lamp.
The uses of various materials and configurations makes them unique from
the production made oil lamp. Each oil lamp has a copyright date and
signed and dated by the artist.
Born out of the desire to study the wicking capability of a wick to create a
tall sculptural oil lamp, the apparatus to test the wicks, became Artlamp's
first contemporary oil lamp. This lamp, the U12, made of glass, steel or
brass, oil resistant tubing and a fiberglass wick, the U12 is displayed in
Gallery and in Sales of this web site.
From this study and experiment, the best wicks were selected and the
optimum length of wick is used and the purest burning oil "Ultra Pure by
Lamplight Farms" is recommended for use in Artlamp's contemporary oil
lamps. A major influence for this work has been the DeStijl movement
and the Bauhaus Institution, beyond minimalism.
Artlamp's new oil lamps are designed with the criteria of being energy
efficient. The newest oil lamps; the Pyramid has a capacity of 130ml or
4.3 fluid ounces of fuel and will burn continuously for 48 hours. They will
provide you with an emergency light when needed, at the same time
being a work of art.
Artlamp's contemporary oil lamps are durable, easy to use and easy to
maintain, providing all the amenities of a traditional oil lamp and more.
The most innovated aspect of the Pyramid oil lamp is that it is safe to
handle when lit. Not one exposed part of Artlamp's Pyramid oil lamp is
hot to the touch when lit, making it a great option for public use and or at
home around children and pets with adult supervision. This aspect
allows for easy and fast maintenance.
The Pyramid contemporary oil lamp includes the glass shade and the
glass stopper for the reservoir. This shade is strong and durable, heat
resistant and exceeds the glass thickness of most other oil lamp shades
shades. Replacement shades can be purchased as an accessory in
this web site Artlamp Accessories- see Contents,
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Contemporary Oil Lamps
by Artlamp, Kentucky Crafted
have been juried and received the Kentucky Crafted Certificate
given by the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program.
The purpose of this web site is to promote the Arts in Kentucky and to visually
inspire others to reach a higher quality of work and trigger thoughts or ideas from the
subconscious to a conscious verbal and or conscious visual level.
"it is this work that I am hoping you will enjoy as pleasing to the eye, showing a
sense of balance, harmony and beauty. The perception of beauty is subconsciously and
visually seen in the relationships in these contemporary oil lamps. Since Artlamp's oil
lamps are a combination of materials, one element does not stand out above the others
but stands freely in space as a whole."
by: David G. Schneider, Architect