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woodland sunbeams lithopane nightlight

by Marty Kubicki $25.00
Handmade

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  • the story

Here Comes The Sun

Enjoy the quiet magic of the forest at dawn with this ethereal nightlight, showcasing the sun peering through a row of tall trees.

Captivated by the interplay between light and clay, artist Marty Kubicki creates three-dimensional carvings in porcelain that come to life when lit. Using the same techniques used in the 1800s to make lithopanes, Marty and his team of artisans craft wax carvings and etched porcelain panels hand make detailed works of art. Handmade in California.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
25021
Made from
plastic, steel, porcelain, Glass
Measurements
5.5" H x 4" W
Notes
Care: This is an electrical lamp and not a toy. Not recommended for small children. For indoor use only. The porcelain is fragile, care should be exercised in handling it. Porcelain is non porous, and cleanable with any common household cleaner. Uses a standard C-7 candelabra base replacement light bulb, commonly available.
  • the maker

Marty Kubicki

Originally hailing from Chicago, Marty Kubicki moved to California in 1977, and moved into a home across the street from some local ceramic artists. He befriended his neighbors, who soon coaxed him into leaving his electronics career behind, and into joining their budding enterprise making ceramic jewelry. He started learning about clay, and became hooked by this fascinating and flexible medium. He yearned for more, and soon decided to venture out on his own. With his partner at the time, they started designing their own line of decorative accessories. Completely self taught, and with no formal training, he experimented with different types of clay and forms. In 1983, he was shown his first antique lithophane by a collector. He was absolutely captivated by the intricate detail that these delicate carvings produced when they were lit from behind. It seemed amazing and puzzling that such a beautiful art form had simply disappeared! He dedicated himself to discovering the secrets of creating lithophanes. collection

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WOODLAND SUNBEAMS LITHOPANE NIGHTLIGHT
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • Diffused light (7)
  • Easy to assemble (6)
  • Great value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bedroom (4)
  • Living room (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6), Yes (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (6), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Pretty as a Picture

By 

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Assemble

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about WOODLAND SUNBEAMS LITHOPANE NIGHTLIGHT:

      I put this in a bathroom where it wouldn't get bumped in the night and broken. It is really lovely.

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      5.0

      woodland nightlight

      By 

      from New Haven, CT

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Assemble
      • Good Light For Dark Area

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room

        Comments about WOODLAND SUNBEAMS LITHOPANE NIGHTLIGHT:

        attractive light - provides good light for dark corner of living room

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        5.0

        Gorgeous Gift!

        By 

        from Arizona

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Diffused Light
        • Great Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about WOODLAND SUNBEAMS LITHOPANE NIGHTLIGHT:

            The recipients love this beautiful nightlight.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            2.0

            Beautiful but too delicate

            By 

            from USA

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Diffused Light

            Cons

            • Fragile
            • Two Piece Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about WOODLAND SUNBEAMS LITHOPANE NIGHTLIGHT:

              While this nightlight is unique and beautiful it is extremely fragile. The lithopone plate does not come attached to the base. The plate gets inserted into a narrow metal strip on the nightlight base. Two small plastic screws are then tightened against the plate. When assembled it felt top heavy and I was concerned that the plastic screws and small base did not provide enough support for the large plate. I received my lithopone nightlight as a gift and only had it for one week before it shattered when accidentally dropped. I was so upset. If you are looking for a unique nightlight I'd suggest purchasing one with a sturdy one piece design.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Beautiful!

              By 

              from Birmingham, Alabama

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about WOODLAND SUNBEAMS LITHOPANE NIGHTLIGHT:

                    Delicate and beautiful. . Provides a gentle light to guide you through the night. Only "con" (and it really isn't) is that it is too delicate to be placed in a floor outlet if you have small children or pets. It's too pretty to be on the floor anyway!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Mother
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                    5.0

                    So beautiful and so functional

                    By 

                    from Boston, MA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Diffused Light
                    • Easy To Assemble

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedroom

                      Comments about WOODLAND SUNBEAMS LITHOPANE NIGHTLIGHT:

                      O.K. I'll admit it. I bought this as a gift for my sister so that I could have some subtle light in her guest bedroom during the night. The degree of light that it provided was just right.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      5.0

                      love it

                      By 

                      from Rochester, NY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Artful
                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Assemble

                      Cons

                      • A Little Bright

                      Best Uses

                      • Bathroom

                      Comments about WOODLAND SUNBEAMS LITHOPANE NIGHTLIGHT:

                      Beautiful

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Quick, good packing

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Very pretty

                      By 

                      from Ann Arbor, MI

                      About Me Beginner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Diffused Light
                      • Easy To Assemble

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bedroom
                        • Living Room

                        Comments about WOODLAND SUNBEAMS LITHOPANE NIGHTLIGHT:

                        Very pretty. Delicate. Looks just like the website. Gives off a really nice amount of light.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Other

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful

                        By 

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Diffused Light

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bathroom

                          Comments about WOODLAND SUNBEAMS LITHOPANE NIGHTLIGHT:

                          We use these in our guest and child's bathrooms to light the way if someone gets up in the night. I had intended to put them in the hallway, but they are more delicate than anticipated and I was afraid they would get kicked. They are beautiful, though, so I didn't mind the change of plan.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Self
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Other

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                          4.0

                          amazingly beautiful

                          By 

                          from North Carolina

                          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bedroom

                            Comments about WOODLAND SUNBEAMS LITHOPANE NIGHTLIGHT:

                            Love the unique beauty of this nightlight. It truly captures the look of sunlight through the trees. My only concern is its fragility. I was going to use it in the guest bath, but I've moved it to the guest bedroom instead where it won't be as likely to be bumped.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                            • Self
                            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                            • Other

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