Posted by: winstondoull | January 2, 2011

Oil lamps and other lights

The old oil lamps that are seen in the old city of Jerusalem play a big part in the lamps that I built in my glass studio in Hutzot Hayotzer just out side of Jaffa  Gate. Here I had a small glass furnace where I recycled bottles and getting them was easy . Back then all glass was thrown away . The glass I would melt down and add metal oxides to get the diffrent colours. Green wine bottles use as is and the same for bear bottles that were brown. The hot glass is blown into the shape you want and then annealed. Some glass I rolled flat to be used in the stained glass windows.

Now the lamps were made using these glasses and brass. Mostly the design was for electric use but the old oil lamp look.  Here are a few photos to show the lamps.


  1. Fantastic Article.
    I also like it very much.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this article.
    Munmun Nishi.

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