Handmade Iron 'Solar Lamp' Wall Lamp (Mexico)

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ITEM#: 15921190

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Sculpting with sheets of iron, cut out by hand, J. Blas pays tribute to the sun. This colorful handpainted sculpture is designed as a beautiful wall lamp. A traditional blown glass insert depicts Old Sol's face and permits rays of light to shine through. The switch is located on the cord.

Product Features:

  • Weight: 8.0 lbs
  • Dimensions: 5.5" H x 23.5" Diam.
  • Colors: Blue, yellow, orange
  • Materials: Iron, glass
  • Setting: Indoor
  • Fixture finish: Black
  • On/off line switch
  • One light
  • Takes one 40 watt bulb, not included
  • UL certified 
  • Made in Mexico.

Story Behind the Art:

Every piece crafted at my workshop goes hand in hand with originality, design and quality. Hello. My name is J. Blas. From the time I was small I have enjoyed arts and crafts. I loved to dig and prepare clay to make my own pieces and from that time on I began to experiment with ceramics. When I was 17, I started my own ceramic workshop because I hate to ask anyone for work – I feel shy and ashamed. Due to my lack of experience, I had to shut it down and went to work in other studios as well as in a ceramics museum, where I learned everything – from how to look for clay to crafting techniques.

Over time, I learned more and more and became aware of the critical stages that clay has, and where it is good to depend on other people to work it perfectly. And so I changed directions and began to work in wrought iron and blown glass. When things began to get better, I started to experiment with sheets of iron of different weights to give my works more movement. Currently I again have my own workshop where we craft a variety of products, mostly decorative. We cut the metal sheets and hammer them into shape. Then we weld them and add the details. For a clean appearance, we submerge them in an acid bath to remove grease and carbon. After that, they are treated to rust before we paint them with a special, lead-free paint.

We are the first workshop in the area to utilize a fine blowtorch as a work tool and to give more originality to our products. Every piece created at my workshop goes hand in hand with originality, design and quality. We are always developing designs and products.

Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave ourwarehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.


Material Glass, Iron, Metal
Finish Antique, Painted
Shade Material Glass
Bulb Wattage 40 W
Color Brown
Lamp Type Standard
Light Direction Uplight
Lighting Style Rustic
Number of Lights 1 Light
Product Features Handmade
Shade Shape Round
Dimensions 24.0 In. X 23.5 In. X 5.5 In.
Model Number 208914
Country of Origin Mexico
  • Pretty light,very different.
    Verified Purchase

    We love our wall lamp. We did have to have it hardwired by an electrician but no big deal. My husband was going to do it but we decided we wanted a switch and an extra outlet. We hired someone to do it. No problem, at night it is really very pretty. I am very happy with the wall lamp. I would buy another in another design if it was available

  • Unusual and beautiful
    Verified Purchase

    It took a bit of work to change it from a plug in to a hard wired sconce but it is fabulous :) Very unique, huge and stunning. Everyone comments on it and asks where I got it.

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    Not as expected. The lamp was not illuminating enough to really accent the craftsmanship of the wall lamp. Also, I was hoping it was an actual solar lamp that did not run soley off electricity and would re-generate utilizing outside lighting as I wanted to incorporate in my yard.

  • Norma
    Verified Purchase

    Beautiful wall accent light. I am going to have it set up with a switch like another reviewer stated. A very nice accent light for outdoors. Just love it, and well made too.

  • Beautiful and Unique
    Verified Purchase

    Stunning entryway surprise! Lots of positive remarks from guests. I'd buy another but they don't seem to be for sale anymore.

  • Great. Accent light
    Verified Purchase

    Awesome. Just what the balcony needed for some late night ambience party for two!!!

  • Verified Purchase

    love it. the only reason for a 4 is when its lit the flames look more like leafs to me

Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Does this lamp emit enough light to be able to read at night?"

    • A:

      Hello Angelita G., we can appreciate the fact you want a firsthand account of the product. You will receive an email notification every time you get a response. Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Q:

    "Can this be used as a ceiling fixture?"

    • A:

      Hello jackiepeters, if you can find a way to hung it in the ceiling yes you could use it. This is meant to be on the wall. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

  • Q:

    "Why did you choose this product?"

    • A:

      Wanted something different in our new sunroom.

  • Q:

    "What is the width of this item/ Thanks"

    • A:

      Thank you for contacting us acidass1. The Measurements are: 5.5 inches H x 23.5 inches Diam. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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