Winner of 'Best New Decorative Lighting Award' - presented by the British Lighting Association in conjunction with Light Magazine in 1998.
Regional Winner & Finalist in the Scottish 'John Logie Baird Innovations in Science and Technology 1999'
Beautiful Strong Colours
The most common comparison is to Tiffany, but these shades have no heavy dark lead - more detail and intricacy - beautiful strong colours - glows more softly than glass - also lighter than glass.
All shades are signed and dated by myself. I have one quite willing assistant, Mike Askew, who is packaging manager and skilled right-hand man, seen here at work on the 'Wax Room'.
Global Health Warning
Candlelight without burning candles! Preserving fossil fuels - don't burn them!
Install solar panels, promote electric cars. Use public transport, cycle, walk even! Lift share. Protect and plant trees. Honour the Kyoto agreement
Slow global warming - we don't have much time left.
All shades are signed and dated by myself. I have one quite willing assistants, Mike Askew, who is packaging manager and skilled right-hand man.
What shops and customers have said
'...in keeping with your records for the previous two exhibitions, you sold more work than any of the other 69 makers'
Laura Hamilton, Curator, Collins Gallery, Glasgow. 10th january 2001
'...having dealt with Ken and Spectrawax Lighting for almost four years, my gallery and customers never tire of admiring and purchasing his unique lamps.....a fabulous innovative product'
Stephanie Sanderson - partner 'Flux Produx', Leith, Edinburgh.
'....the product has a very international appeal. Not only are the lamps bought for their aesthetic quality but for their uniqueness. Time after time, our customers tell us that 'they have never seen anything like them', and are very impressed when told that the shades are WAX!
A. V. Herbert à l'Anglais, 1 Rue de la République, Draguignan, France. 23rd January 2001
Below are three photographs taken in the Spectrawax workshop
Thanks for all their support and encouragement to Alice Young, Dave Parsons, Bibi, Roy Mitchell, Ann Goodburn, Sue Spear, The Hon. Jackie Addison, Tom Harley and Scottish Enterprise Borders, Borders Council, The Royal Bank of Scotland, S.D.A., Borders Craft Association, The Hon. Sheilagh Tennent, Matthew and Amber Parsons, Bea and Steph at 'Flux', Andrew & Lorraine at 'Digger' Peter & Oona at Warwick Gallery, Michael, Anne, George & Leonie at Fisherton Mill, Mike and Steve, and all those brave souls who have worked for me over the years and shared their music, and all those stores, galleries, and individuals who have liked my work enough to buy it!
Oh, and 'Orange' magazine for putting me on their front cover with 'The Wax Room'.