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Half lampshades

Backless shades for slim table lamps and wall lights

Drum lampshades

Drum shades for table lamps, ceiling pendants and floor lamps


Vintage OS map shades for table, ceiling, floor and wall

All shapes and sizes can be made-to-order in the colour/pattern of your choice from appliquéd plant-fibre papers. See the Galleries and the archived Design Library for inspiration. Visit the Shop to see what’s in stock for immediate despatch.

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Recent Posts

More lampshades are loved than loathed

Although 100% of respondents to my recent survey loathed at least one of the lampshades they own, the majority loved more of their shades than they hated. My survey also revealed that while 33% have bought a new shade within the last 12 months another 33% haven't...

Do you Love or Loathe your Lampshades? A survey….

Ten years ago I carried out a fun survey asking whether respondents loved or loathed their lampshades.  At the time lampshades on the market were rather dull and plain calico coolie shades were in abundance.  It was difficult to find lampshades with character and...

How to Commission a Map Lampshade

A lampshade made from a lovely old map of a special place makes a perfect personalised present. With its subtle colours it will sit easily in any room, giving a soft light and happy memories.   Commissioning your own map lampshade is pretty straightforward.  Here I've...

ArtShades’ online shop updated

I've now photographed and uploaded all my current stock of lamps and shades to my web shop.  Do take a look and see the table lamps with OS map shades and my half-shade appliqued plant fibre lamps.  There are even a few brand new ones with original linocut...

Map shades in stock for Christmas delivery

Here are the map shades I have in stock which can be ordered before 15 December for Christmas delivery (UK only).  All are handmade from vintage OS map shades (one inch to one mile) and appliqued to cover the folds.  Drum shades are 20cm diameter and approx. 18cm...

Designed for Christmas 5-16 December Ledbury

My final show of the year is at the Weavers Gallery in Ledbury - one of the top ten Christmas shopping 'cities' in Europe, according to The Guardian.  Featured alongside Copenhagen, Vienna, Lisbon and Amsterdam, the market town of Ledbury is up there with the big...