eric kaster making lighting fixture in workshop
Photo: Charles Gullung

Patterns of Light

Looking for a replica of an Arts and Crafts sconce you saw on a historic house tour? Forget Google Shopping or the big box stores. For a fixture that's virtually indistinguishable from the original, you'll need a lighting fixture patternmaker like Eric Kaster, co-owner of Eleek Inc. The Portland, Oregon, artisan practices the old-world craft of carving detailed wood positives from which molds for metal castings are made for everything from chandeliers to cabinet pulls. Keep reading to learn more about Kaster's art form, and his company.

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