Lampadario by Braden Hammond at the Four Seasons

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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:

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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!

51 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. richard wFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 11:11am PDT

    I would LOVE to take my girlfriend and try this!

  2. ValFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 11:14am PDT

    Would love to do this with my twelve year old.

  3. RachelFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 11:16am PDT

    Very cool contest!

  4. Lorrain FortinFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 11:17am PDT

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

  5. Andrew HudsonFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 11:47am PDT

    My 11 year old would find this fascinating.

  6. SanazFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 11:47am PDT

    I’d love to try this out!

  7. EileenFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 12:00pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  8. AllyFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 12:08pm PDT

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

  9. GabyFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 12:32pm PDT

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

  10. tracyFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 12:44pm PDT

    wow this is so beautiful would love to try it!

  11. Jaclyn CFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 1:29pm PDT

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

  12. Amber DawnFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 1:45pm PDT

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

  13. DeidreFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 2:08pm PDT

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

  14. VinceFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 2:13pm PDT

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

  15. CarmelleFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 6:00pm PDT

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

  16. ElyseFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 7:41pm PDT

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

  17. Anne TaylorFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 9:20pm PDT

    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. Anne TaylorFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 9:22pm PDT!/greeeneyedwhwom/status/183408014097780736

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  19. LindaFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 9:35pm PDT

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

  20. RoFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 10:15pm PDT

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

  21. Katie PFriday, March 23rd, 2012 — 10:36pm PDT

    What an exciting prize!

  22. Sylvia YSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 12:21am PDT

    the artwork is amazing!

  23. Christine DenhamSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 2:25am PDT

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

  24. Lorelei WeySaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 9:42am PDT

    Would love to go!

  25. vincentSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 10:13am PDT

    This sounds real fun! XD

  26. parkerSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 10:50am PDT

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

  27. JanSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 1:05pm PDT

    What an opportunity

  28. LindaSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 1:11pm PDT

    What a fun prize!

  29. KatieSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 1:19pm PDT

    Such a unique activity. Would love to try

  30. AnneSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 1:32pm PDT

    I would love to try this.

  31. Judy WeickerSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 3:54pm PDT

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

  32. Sherry FSaturday, March 24th, 2012 — 8:27pm PDT

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

  33. LeannaSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 1:14pm PDT

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

  34. Stephanie PriebeSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 3:37pm PDT

    This would definitely be a lot of fun to try.

  35. Emily HSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 8:37pm PDT

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

  36. JuliaSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 8:53pm PDT

    This would be so much fun!

  37. TracySunday, March 25th, 2012 — 9:04pm PDT

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

  38. VanessaSunday, March 25th, 2012 — 10:13pm PDT

    Great prize!

  39. LaiMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 10:00am PDT

    Cool and unique! What a wonderful experience

  40. HarjMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 12:14pm PDT

    Extremely cool. Would be a great experience.

  41. VickyMonday, March 26th, 2012 — 12:26pm PDT

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

  42. NoelTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 11:16am PDT

    would love to do this!

  43. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 3:38pm PDT

    This sounds like a great couples activity.

  44. janiceTuesday, March 27th, 2012 — 3:39pm PDT

    soooo pretty! i would love to try doing this!

  45. Jenn SWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 2:47am PDT

    This would be such a cool thing to do.

  46. safiqWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 7:50am PDT

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

  47. MarinaWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 11:41am PDT

    I’d love to try this!

  48. MelanieWednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 11:49am PDT

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

  49. ThomasThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 12:39pm PDT

    What an interesting art.

  50. Darren GThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 8:04pm PDT

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

  51. BernadetteWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 9:55am PDT

    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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