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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Custom Driftwood and Nautical Lamps by Virginia Artist Norris Padgett

Custom driftwood lamp made by Virginia artist Norris Padgett.
A recent issue of Coastal Living Magazine featured “Our Favorite Modern Interiors- Stunning Contemporary Spaces by the Sea". The article titled “Blue Crush” written by Gena Sigala and photographed by Dominique Vorillon included as a centerpiece in this living room a custom driftwood table base with oval glass top (artist unknown). This exceptional table reminded me of the driftwood sculpture custom lamps created by Norris Padgett, a Virginia artist that we represent in our gallery, so I thought this to be the perfect time to feature a few of his creations on our blog.

Norris Padgett’s inspiration for his driftwood and other coastal creations typically begins while beach-combing after a storm on his waterfront property located on the York River near historic Yorktown, Virginia. He enjoys his private time walking along the riverfront searching and collecting everything from seashells to large pieces of driftwood that have washed ashore and left behind as the storm surge declines. Then his artistic eye takes over and the sculptured creation begins. Great pieces of tree stumps and other segments of driftwood are inspected and brought back to his workshop where he carefully cuts and shapes them into abstract sculptured forms. Finishes are applied and the lamps are assembled- some with the addition of nesting shore bird decoys, shells and other beach finds perched on small flats or inside of crevices in the wood. According to Norris, even the wood bases are made from beach-combed pieces of thick pine, possibly once a tread from an old dock or other structure destroyed during past inclement weather.

Each of Norris’ lamp sculptures is a one of a kind and I am always amazed when he brings by one of his latest creations. These driftwood sculptured lamps will be a perfect addition to your coastal cottage and home interiors.
A high quality product for nautical/coastal living.

Click on link here to see our selection of Norris Padgett Custom Lamps.  Norris Padgett Custom Lamps.

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Smooth Sailing,
Joe Elder

1 comment:

  1. This are really great custom made lamps! But my favorite is Custom driftwood lamp made by Virginia artist Norris Padgett.


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