Winslow Colwell LightWorks LLC

Ripton, Vermont

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About WinslowColwell

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On Etsy since 2021

The long road to becoming a lamp maker!

I had already done many things before I started to make kites... I had been a bagel baker, worked at a fish hatchery, taught sailing, worked for the forest service in Alaska... but when I discovered kitemaking I knew I had found a home. A book entitled "The Art of the Japanese Kite" became my touchstone; a guide to an honorable livelihood making simple, beautiful objects that bring joy to people of all ages. In the book I learned that some kitemakers made paper lanterns during the winter months, and soon I began making paper lampshades while snow was on the ground in my Vermont town. Those shades have evolved into these lanterns that share inspiration between those Japanese craftspeople and another hero of mine, Buckminster Fuller, the inventor of the geodesic dome. I'm happy to share my designs with you and hope you like their ancient-yet-modern aesthetic.

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  • Winslow Colwell


    Chief cook and bottle-washer. Husband, father, and usually busy making lamps and wall pieces that bring contemporary design to your home for a reasonable cost. I live in Ripton, in the beautiful Green Mountain National Forest of Vermont.

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