ORIGIN OF TINKHAM-SMART
In the late 70"s I stumbled upon the life of lamps and shades and
soon realized how much ambiance and lighting play in the function of our
everyday lives. In 1980 while paired with a good friend, we opened a
shade workshop and small lamp showroom in Montreal where we dealt with a
number of antique stores and decorators. In 1991 the calling of the long
ignored desires of 'country girl' were finally requited and thus brought
me to a more peaceful area.
TINKHAM-SMART CAN HELP
I like to think that I am in the service industry. Light is so
important in our lives and those table lamps, chandeliers and wall
sconces that surround us often need rewiring, refurbishing and new
shades. Colour, shape, size, amount of light [i.e. translucent or opaque]
is taken into consideration as the shade is being designed. I also
offer a small collection of table lamps, floor lamps, chandeliers and
wall sconces that are 'one-of-a-kind' for your decorating and lighting
The workshop is equipped so I can provide a great deal
of flexibility as far as colour and design and I strive to achieve
the clients vision of a finished product. The lampshades are fashioned
from scratch allowing great replica watches scope in size, shape, material, and
overall design. I can also provide interesting designs while using
brass and silver leaf which may be etched with a design inspired by the
My grandmother Elizabeth Tinkham was a delightful fairy-like light in my
life. As an artist and musician she loved the way light and colour
played around with our sense of well-being. My work within Tinkham-Smart
has become an extension of this glowing lady's life.
Copyright ©2007 Tinkham-Smart
All Rights Reserved.
designed by Inspired Art
There are so many
objects that may be transformed into some form of table lamp.
Items may be drilled and/or mounted on a base in order to create the
electrical components required to make a lamp.
You are invited to
bring or send me your object to be transformed into a lamp. We can
discuss the transformation in person, by telephone or e-mail.
Toll Free: 1-800-772-6811
Studio address: 4 Paige
West Bolton, Quebec
Knowlton, Qc. J0E 1V0