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DIY Cigar Box Edison Lamp Workshop


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Saturday, August 24, 2019 4:00-6:00pm

Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:30-8:30pm

Class fee: $55

Learn the fundamentals of lamp wiring while you build a unique vintage inspired lamp that is guaranteed to draw compliments!

Working with a wooden cigar box frame and supplies such as sockets, cords, plugs, and switches, we’ll work step by step to assemble a working lamp from scratch. We’ll cover concepts such as polarity and you’ll learn to identify the basic components of table lamps, which have remained essentially unchanged since the birth of the electric era. All necessary materials, equipment, and instruction will be provided, including a reproduction Edison bulb to light your very own handcrafted lamp.

Leave with the confidence and skills needed to re-wire almost any cool lamp or vintage fan you find!

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Teaching Artist:


Matt Sorenson is the owner/designer of Electric Goods Company, which he founded in 2012. His lamps are available via the ECG website & an Etsy shop, as well as retail stores around Portland. Customers of his work range from interior designers purchasing for large hotels, to individuals looking for a light to illuminate their nightstand or workspace. As a fan of industrial & modern design, Matt looks to incorporate raw texture & clean lines into his lamps. Matt lives in Portland, where he also earns a living as a social worker.


Assembly: 2520 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Come get creative at Assembly’s new studio in Southeast Portland located right off of Division Street.

Sip and make! The studio has a variety of beverages available for purchase including beer, wine, cider, coffee, tea, and more to enjoy during class!




What is the age limit for the event?

Unless otherwise noted, workshops are for those 16 years of age or over.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you are unable to attend and it is at least 72 hours prior to the workshop, please contact us with the request and we will refund 100% of your payment or provide credit towards a future workshop. If it is within 72 hours before the workshop, unfortunately we cannot issue a refund or credit for the class fee- no exceptions.

Please refer to our Event Policies for more information.

Interested in taking this workshop in the future?

Let us know and if we receive enough interest we will get another one on the calendar. *

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