We’re getting down to the fine details now. The missing glass jewels that form the skylights for the Watch Room ceiling and the floor pieces for the Lantern Room are now being cast.
The Nantucket artisans at Ackfire Studios are hard at work right now creating replacements for the missing heavy glass jewels embedded in the round bronze skylight frames.
Alison MacDonald of Ackfire visited Graves Light in April to examine the job and take measurements.
Now, the colored glass disks have been cut and are being cast in tiny molds within a large kiln.
We love our local artist community! Here is the Ackfire crew cutting individual discs of glass which will be melted and formed in these little molds.
The resulting glass jewels will be glazed into the lantern floor this month.
These glass pieces are reproductions of the missing original glass from the 1903 architectural design, and are copied from the remaining originals.