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 Miss604.com 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:
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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!