Over the last 6 months I have been concentrating on painting and printing lampshades. I have found old bases which I have recycled to match the shades. An exhibition last Christmas was very encouraging and I decided to keep going with the work and find a way of marketing them through the internet. I am almost at the point of feeling happy with my samples and ready to start selling the ideas.
The shades are usually made up of two layers of very fine printed and or painted tissue paper – this means that the effect is quite different if they are on or off.