There are numerous ways of using fused glass for lighting. I have tried some of them in these examples. I made flat panels which were built into lightboxes for the sitting areas at Franklyn Hospital (more photos in the projects section). A fused sheet was bent over a mould to make the curved shape for the wall light, while two curved pieces made up the cylindrical lamp. For the pendant flower shapes for the standard lamp and desk light I used a mould like an inverted beaker, and heated the glass until it draped in a freeform way. The wrought iron bases were made by Richard Bent of Red Anvil Studio, Modbury.

I am always interested in trying out new designs, so do get in touch if you have an idea for an unusual lighting project.