Drummonds was founded in 1988 by Drummon Shaw, who at the time was restoring his period house and was finding it difficult to source authentic architectural antiques.
The roots of Drummonds are deep in craft and design heritage, reaching far beyond our 30 years as makers of bathrooms.
All of Drummonds’ bespoke special finishes are unlacquered ‘live’ finishes that will tarnish and patinate after purchase.
Joanne Bowles recently graduated from The Royal College of Art and has created these remarkable light shades for the Dalby & Chessleton wall lights. Joanne is fascinated by the archaeology of buried artefacts, changing over time and becoming encrusted with pattern. Drummonds’ light shades are part of her series called ‘The Buried Object’ individually made in silver & copper; layering techniques and materials to create unique pieces.
The making of the shades starts with Joanne forming and soldering copper sheet into cylinders. These are painted with a design & electroformed, building a raised pattern. The black shade is later treaded with a patination solution to turn the copper a deep enduring black. The silver shade is silver plated and then rubbed back to reveal the copper underneath. Finally, both versions are finished with was, to preserve the colour of the metal.
The Buried Object Light Shades are available to buy directly from Joanne Bowles & the light fittings from Drummonds.