Wolfard glass lamps and oil are available in Honolulu at Nohea Gallery at Ward Warehouse.
12″ Wolfard Glass Lamp
Limited availability; please call before purchasing, thank you.
The Wolfard Oil Lamp has earned an international reputation for excellence in design and function. It has been included in the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition “High Styles: Twentieth Century American Design,” a review of outstanding examples of furniture, industrial design, and decorative objects.
The Wolfard Oil Lamp is hand-blown from borosilicate glass (known for its strength and clarity) using an exclusive “in-flame” glassblowing technique which requires higher temperatures than other art glass methods. This, in turn, requires a higher degree of skill by the glassblower to form the lamp while the glass remains workable.
Whether in your home or in a world class museum, Wolfard Lamps bring style and elegance to any room. All are beautifully hand-crafted and designed to be treasured for generations. They come in four sizes with the following dimensions:
In 1972, Linda Wolfard received a handblown glass oil lamp as a gift from her husband Jon, a glassblower at a local research company. The original oil lamp became a centerpiece on their coffee table where friends constantly remarked about Jon’s unique design and requested lamps for themselves.
With much encouragement, Jon converted their garage into a glassblowing studio and began a small-scale company. Linda carted the lamps along with their new daughter to art shows in parks, malls, and later to gift stores.
Linda, desiring more time to enjoy her grandchildren, passed the company to 25 year employee Richard Trevethick and partner Tom Relyea in 2004. Richard and Tom moved the company to Sebastopol, California where they continue to conceive and create new designs. Wolfard Glassblowing enjoys a reputation of quality designs with quality service.
The trademarked oil lamps and candles are all handblown from borosilicate glass, adding durability to the classic designs. Skilled glassblowers craft each object using Wolfard’s exclusive “in-flame” technique at higher-than-usual temperatures. This presents an additional challenge for the glassblower who must have exceptional skills at his craft. No two lamps are exactly alike, due to variations in this art form.
12″ Wolfard Glass Lamp