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Lampadario by Braden Hammond at the Four Seasons

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 — 11:04am PDT
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Braden Hammond is the newest Artist in Residence at Vancouver’s Four Seasons Hotel. This local artist has been creating glass lighting concepts for years and will be showcasing his latest installation of flame-worked glass lights tomorrow night at the hotel. The piece, titled Lampadario, consists of hundreds of hand-blown crystal glass pieces inspired by traditional Italian blown glass forms.

The process and use of hundreds of glass points embody the Italian tradition of glass, hence the name Lampadario, meaning “chandelier” in Italian. When looking at the light, each point of glass jets out towards the viewer from every angle to produce a very three dimensional effect. A sensation further enhanced when the illuminated with LED lights. This series is by far one of Hammond’s most modern designs.

Lamparadio will be installed Saturday, March 24, 2012 with a public reception from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. It will then be on display at the Four Seasons until Friday, March 30, 2012, when it will also become available for purchase.

Braden Hammond has generously offered up a very unique prize for a reader and a guest to help promote Lampadario. He’s offering up a two-hour “Intro to Boro Beads Class” for two people, valued at $270. You can try your hand at manipulating borosilicate glass in flame and creating various styles of beads. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
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RT to enter to win a @BradenHammond boro beads class from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 12:00pm. Aside from lighting, Braden Hammond also creates jewellery, and leads various glass-works classes.

Update The winner is Melanie!

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  1. richard w says:

    I would LOVE to take my girlfriend and try this!

  2. Val says:

    Would love to do this with my twelve year old.

  3. Rachel says:

    Very cool contest!

  4. Very delicate and gracious art! He is working with light to create beauty… he is an amazing artist!Thanks for sharing that!

  5. My 11 year old would find this fascinating.

  6. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to try this out!

  7. Eileen says:

    Sounds like fun!

  8. Ally says:

    Me please! I have always wanted to play with molten glass!

  9. Gaby says:

    I love glass art and would like to see the artist in “action”

  10. tracy says:

    wow this is so beautiful would love to try it!

  11. Jaclyn C says:

    Great first date! Would love to have the opportunity to try my hand out at this awesome skill. What beautiful work.

  12. Amber Dawn says:

    Wow, I love Braden’s work, and would love to be able to try my hand at lampworking!

  13. Deidre says:

    this would be amazing – I have seen it done, but to have the chance to try it myself….!

  14. Vince says:

    I have done pottery before – but this would be an experience all on its own!

  15. Carmelle says:

    I’ve always wanted to this since I was a little kid (saw it in a book)! That’s so awesome 🙂

  16. Elyse says:

    He is a great artist and what a fun and exciting experience to be had! Fingers crossed!

  17. Anne Taylor says:

    My daughter, who lives in Vancouver and designs jewelry would be absolutely thrilled to win this prize! She has always wanted to learn to work with glass!


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  18. Linda says:

    This looks like so much fun! I’ve always enjoyed glass art.

  19. Ro says:

    I’d love to take my friend who is considering a career change to jewellery making!

  20. Katie P says:

    What an exciting prize!

  21. Sylvia Y says:

    the artwork is amazing!

  22. Christine Denham says:

    Wow! What a fun art to try! I’d love to give it a go!

  23. vincent says:

    This sounds real fun! XD

  24. parker says:

    this would be an *amazing* class!! wow!

  25. Jan says:

    What an opportunity

  26. Linda says:

    What a fun prize!

  27. Katie says:

    Such a unique activity. Would love to try

  28. Anne says:

    I would love to try this.

  29. Judy Weicker says:

    What a wonderful opportunity this would be to learn from an amazing artist!

  30. Sherry F says:

    What a fantastic prize…..not your average class. I would like to take my neice. Hope I win.

  31. Leanna says:

    What a unique and generous contest. An artist’s gift of time is do lovely.

  32. Stephanie Priebe says:

    This would definitely be a lot of fun to try.

  33. Emily H says:

    This would be really fun! I’d love to do this with my mom!

  34. Julia says:

    This would be so much fun!

  35. Tracy says:

    What an amazing prize! I love glass art and this would be so fun to try.

  36. Vanessa says:

    Great prize!

  37. Lai says:

    Cool and unique! What a wonderful experience

  38. Harj says:

    Extremely cool. Would be a great experience.

  39. Vicky says:

    A lot of ooooooooo’s and awwwwwwww’s how cool

  40. Noel says:

    would love to do this!

  41. This sounds like a great couples activity.

  42. janice says:

    soooo pretty! i would love to try doing this!

  43. Jenn S says:

    This would be such a cool thing to do.

  44. safiq says:

    Wow, this would be a very interesting date to the least.

  45. Marina says:

    I’d love to try this!

  46. Melanie says:

    This would be a great anniversary date with my husband – something unique and he’d never guess!

  47. Thomas says:

    What an interesting art.

  48. Darren G says:

    Thanks. We’d love to attend and enjoy a wonder experience together.

  49. Bernadette says:

    wow, this is an amazing experience to be had. I would love to take my son and I to this adventure for our mommy and me time! Pick me, pick me!

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