Creative Endeavors Will Feature Sir Lamps-A-Lot
|Harrell Center Auditorium|
|Lake Junaluska, NC|
|Aug 10, 2012|
|9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
Kenneth Lambert builds custom made table lamps and is called Sir Lamps-A-Lot by his granddaughter. Some of these lamps will be available at the Junaluska Woman’s Club Creative Endeavors Craft Show August 10-11 at Lake Junaluska.
The lamp building interest came from family suggestions. It all started as with his wife Gwen and her daughter Kathleen, who are excellent decorators, found ideas in magazines and said, “Kenneth, couldn’t you make this?” First it was cups and saucers on a copper pipe to be placed outside as garden décor. Hundreds have been made with more coming regularly. Some are filled with birdseed, others with water, and others are simply placed as color dots in front of green foliage.
Then one day Kathleen observed cups and saucers stacked together as the base of table lamps. ”Kenneth, couldn’t you make this?” Well, more than 100 such cup-and-saucer lamps have now emerged from the garage workshop. And later, Gwen spied a snowman cookie jar and asked the same question. A few dozen cookie jars have now been converted into table lamps. . .and cream pitchers. . .and tea pots. . .and various ceramic pieces.
Things took a more personal turn along the way. People saw Ken’s lamps and thought to themselves, “Perhaps I could have a lamp made from those cups Grandmother painted 50 years ago that are hidden away in the storeroom. I don’t use them; I don’t want to throw them away; they would make a unique lamp pointing to my family heritage.” So truly custom made lamps, made as a special order, are now being made by Sir Lamps-A-Lot more and more.
Come to the Creative Endeavors Craft Show and Sale to buy a one-of-a-kind table lamp or get the inspiration for a lamp made from your own treasurers. Or contact Sir Lamps-A-Lot directly at 456-4523. This is just one of the unique booths for regional craftsman on display August 10-11 in Harrell Center Auditorium at Lake Junaluska.