At Loten Art Lighting all the lamp bases and shades are entirely hand crafted by Stuart Loten. This assures a beautiful continuity between the shades and bases of the lamps. The bases are constructed with steel, copper brass and walnut. The major parts of the lamps are welded together, rather than using nut fastening systems traditional in lighting assembly, which assures that parts won’t loosen up with time. The metals are then oxidized in an acid bath and coated with a clear finish, producing earthy chocolate brown patinas of various hues. The lamps feature silk shades that Stuart hand paints with bamboo brushes and dyes. This process is called the Serti method in which satin silk is stretched on a frame and then painted with dyes.
Loten Art Lighting is located in the beautiful hills of the Montville/ Liberty region, just 25 minutes form Belfast and am within a 5 mile radius that includes, David Jacobson glass davidjacobsonglass.com, and Betsy Levine pottery www.prescotthillpottery.com. He is also 1 mile from Lake St,. George and Stevens Pond, both great kayak destinations.