This remarkable glass lamp is the work of Brad Sherwood, a glass artist, who came to my attention, in part, through another remarkable thing he makes with glass: marionettes. You've got to see them to believe them. This lamp is a gift with which some very clever people surprised me and for which i am deeply grateful. You can see another view of the lamp here. Brad teaches at glassblowing at Sheridan (scroll down this Sheridan page and you'll catch a glimpse of one of his glass puppets).
The lamp images are photos that Brad took and sent me.