Michael McLane is an artist with a very specific niche. He makes Tiffany Lamps using Louis Comfort Tiffany's original production method. We featured his Master Chief lamp recently, and now he's back with a bunch of other characters.
The tedious process involves fitting glass pieces together one by one, which can take anywhere from 40 to 60 hours. But, McLane's work has a bit of a twist Tiffany couldn't have predicted when he began working with stained glass in the late 1800s. Instead of following the typical pattern choices of geometric shapes or floral designs, McLane forms his lamp shades into fictional characters like Boba Fett from Star Wars to Iron Man. Rejoice, geeks! Now you can be super classy and a geek at the exact same time.
McLane was inspired by his father's work with stained glass, telling Wired:
"I was familiar with Tiffany stained glass lamps and saw the building process as a technique which could easily be used to create unique 3-D art pieces beyond the simple domes or cones. It just seemed like a natural progression to make something like Boba Fett’s helmet in stained glass. Honestly, I was shocked not to find pictures of the idea online by someone else, as it seemed that obvious to me."
View more of McLane's work in the gallery below.