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Beautiful gourd carving art by Jane Mawson

Beautiful light fills the room with magical illumination. Gourd carving art by Jane Mawson

Walls literally come to life thanks to the desk lamp illuminating the room with its magical shadows and intricate speckles. Gourd carving art by Jane Mawson

Gourd carving art by Jane Mawson
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia based artist of applied art Jane Mawson graduated from Washington College in Chestertown Maryland. A third generation artist, Jane works mostly in interior design, home decor and sculpture art. Inspired by the Bauhaus tradition, her artworks include a whole gallery of beautiful hand carved gourd lamps.
Noteworthy, Jane successfully exhibited her art works in the Abington Art Center and Accent Gallery in Ocean City, New Jersey. Also, the book ‘Creating Gourd Lights’ by Susan Nonn (published in 2017) features some of Jane Mawson’s works.
According to Jane, she considers herself more artisan than artist, using old world manual skills. In particular, wood working and pyrography, carving and sculpting, thus blurring the line between craft and art. Jane sells her wonderful works through her Etsy shop “Unique Handcrafted Gourd Lights”. So, if you want a unique and magical design of your home, visit her Etsy shop (the link below the post).

Geometrical design of indoor gourd sconce light

Geometrical design of indoor gourd sconce light

“An atmospheric journey in home decor awaits you with a gourd table lamp perfect for any room in the house. An abstract sculptural art piece during the day with a magical transformation at night, adding warmth and throwing patterns of light on the walls and ceiling surrounding its’ base”. Jane Mawson.

Magical transformation at night

Magical transformation at night

According to Jane Mawson, she creates her lamps from dried gourds from Amish farm in Pennsylvania and Mali.

Such filigree carved gourd desk lamp will illuminate your home with a unique design

Such filigree carved gourd desk lamp will illuminate your home with a unique design

Gourd carving art by Jane Mawson

Desk lamp from Gourd Light Artistry

Desk lamp from Gourd Light Artistry

Closeup gourd carving art by Jane Mawson

Closeup gourd carving art by Jane Mawson

Artful and functional gourd carving art

Artful and functional gourd carving art

An abstract sculptural art piece, gourd carving

An abstract sculptural art piece, gourd carving

Magical transformation at night

Magical transformation at night

Jane's beautifully sculpted lamps transform the interior through illumination at night

Jane’s beautifully sculpted lamps transform the interior through illumination at night

From morning till night, beautiful handcarved lamps by Jane Mawson

From morning till night, beautiful handcarved lamps by Jane Mawson

Even in the day time the lamp itself perfectly decorates the interior

Even in the day time the lamp itself perfectly decorates the interior

The inner membrane of the gourd - exposed through carving which acts as a screen for the light from inside

The inner membrane of the gourd – exposed through carving which acts as a screen for the light from inside

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