The Woman Behind the Art

When you glimpse a lampshade made of stained glass, you probably associate it with Louis Tiffany.  However, what has only recently come to light is that credit for those beautiful creations actually belongs to Clara Driscoll.  It was Clara’s inspiration to construct lamps with intricate patterns of colored glass, and her employer gave her the freedom to realize her ingenuity.  In Clara and Mr. Tiffany, author Susan Vreeland invites us to cheer a freethinking pioneer of the turn of the century.  Set in a time of great social change, this story of a master craftsman who challenged the expectations of women and of artistic production will enhance your appreciation of those iconic lamps.