In 1972, glassblower Jon Wolfard gave his wife Linda a handblown glass oil lamp that he had made. The original oil lamp became a centerpiece, and friends constantly remarked about Jon’s unique design and requested lamps for themselves. The lamps turned into a phenomenon and were sold at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1973. In 2004, Linda passed the company to 25-year employee Richard Trevethick and partner Tom Relyea who moved the company to Sebastopol, California. The oil lamps are handblown from borosilicate glass, adding durability to the classic designs. Skilled glassblowers craft each object using Wolfard’s exclusive “in-flame” technique at higher-than-usual temperatures. This presents an additional challenge for the glassblower who must have exceptional skills at the craft. No two lamps are exactly alike, due to variations in this art form.
BY Wolfard Glassblowing Co.
These Flower Bulbs are the perfect companion to Wolfard's traditional oil lamps and candles. A simple, crystal-clear glass bulb, just right to hold a sprig of lavender, a single rosebud, or the first daffodil of spring. You can also put our wick holder unit in the mouth of the bulb and use it as the simplest of oil candles. Each lamp comes with a wick holder, two pieces of wick and a filler spout. Uses Wolfard Lamp Oil