GERMAN RADIOMETER

A radiometer is a very simple solar power plant.
The English physicist, Edward Crooks, built the first radiometer to demonstrate, with simple physics and movement, how light can be transformed into energy.

The black and silver coated solar wings are suspended in a semi-vacuum state of a sealed glass ball, and when exposed to radiant light (sunlight or incandescent light), the black coated sides absorb more light and energy than the silver sides. Air pressure builds on the black side of the wings as the absorbed energy raises the temperature of the air molecules on that side, and the increased air pressure causes the solar wings to spin within the semi-vacuum.

Radiometers measure the "radiation" of the light source, the spinning movement intensifies when exposed to stronger light. A radiometer will not spin with fluorescent light.
This page was last updated on: November 26, 2018
CLOISONNÉ


Cloisonné, whose history dates back over 500 years, is well known traditional enamelware. It is actually called the "Blue of Jingtai" as blue is the dominant color adopted for enameling, and cloisonné became prevalent during the reign of Jingtai (1450 - 1456) in the Ming dynasty. Owing to the brilliant color and splendid designs, cloisonne has been highly appraised at home and abroad. Regarding the making of cloisonné, it involves elaborate and complicated processes: base-hammering, soldering, enamel filling, enamel firing, polishing and gilding.
Hummingbird
Mouth-blow, Marbled Glass Birds from Stade, Germany

Hanging glass birds available in three sizes.
Please note that since every pieces is unique, colors will vary.
Butterfly
Dragonfly
articulated tail
German Glass Birds | Starburst Ornaments | Kitras Tree of Life Ornaments
German Radiometers |  Egyptian Glass | Miniature Glass Animals 
Cloisonné Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Dragonflies & Seahorses 
Mushroom Birds | Assorted Artisan Cards | Oyster Boxes | Wooden Boxes
Artisan Cards | Pottery | Kitchen Witches
GERMAN GLASS CHICKENS

We have these wonderful, hanging chickens available in three sizes.
Please note that since every pieces is unique, colors will vary.
KITRAS ART GLASS
TREE OF LIFE ORNAMENTS

Available in two sizes. Stands available.
Made in Canada
STARBURST GLASS ORNAMANET

Clear and assorted colors blown with “freehand” technique.
Available in two sizes.
Made in Germany
EGYPTIAN GLASS ORNAMENTS

Hand-engraved and with highlights of genuine gold and crystals.
Large assortment of designs, sizes and colors.
Gifts
Seahorse
articulated body
MINIATURE GLASS ANIMALS

Hand-blown in Germany
OYSTER BOXES

Capiz shell from the Windowpane Oyster
Airbrushed by hand in the Philippines

MUSHROOM BIRDS

Made with real lichen and seeds
WOODEN BOXES

Heartwood Secret Boxes
Handmade in the USA
ARTISAN CARDS

Variety of styles and mediums
LEAVES

Real leaves plated in gold, copper or silver
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Middletown, CT 06457
860-344-0041



Cloisonné Boxes
POTTERY

We have a variety of pottery styles and pieces from local artists. Stop by in the summer for the annual pottery show.
KITCHEN WITCH

She keeps roasts from burning, pots from boiling over and sauces for spilling.