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Deco Switchplate in Orange and Copper by Margaret Almon

Switch Plate in Art Deco Orange and Copper

Art Deco Switch Plate in Orange and Copper by Margaret Almon
Art Deco Switch Plate in Orange and Copper by Margaret Almon. Duplex outlet and single toggle, $55.

 

A switch plate to be set into a newly painted orange kitchen backsplash was a commission made for my orange-loving heart and suited to the geometrics of Art Deco.  Switch plates and their kin, outlet covers, and the various combinations they come in make for numerous configurations. Each type has its own character.  This one had a single toggle, or single-gang switch, combined with a double outlet for plugs.  Of course it was different than the others I’ve made!

Switchplate as Mosaic Tapestry with Millefiori(single toggle)

Art Deco Inspired Switchplate(double toggle)

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Mosaic Switchplate in Green, Orange and Gold, by Margaret Almon.

Switchplate as Mosaic Tapestry with Millefiori

Mosaic Switchplate in Green, Orange and Gold, by Margaret Almon.
Mosaic Switchplate in Green, Orange and Gold, by Margaret Almon. Glass, gold smalti, dichroic, millefiori on cast brass, 2.75×4.75 inches.

Two different people asked me if I made mosaic switchplates, during the same week.  When I looked at the plate, with it’s holes for the screws and the toggle, I didn’t know how to begin. While mulling possibilities, I remembered Laurel Skye’s book Mosaic Renaissance, where she describes many projects using millefiori, the flower rounds made of  glass cane and sliced so the blooms appear.  Laurel Skye creates tapestries of glass, with millefiori in a multitude of forms.  If you cut the rounds in half a new configuration is revealed, both on the face of the millefiori, and with the effect of being laid down with the round side up.  Imagining the light switch cover as a tapestry  or a miniature magic carpet helped me to work with the layout of the plate.  For other millefiori inspired pieces, and a video about the making of millefiori, check out my post  M is for Millefiori

American Mistress of Millefiori: Laurel Skye

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