About Us

About Us

Our ethos of beautiful bespoke, handmade lampshades and excellent personal service remains steadfast.

Making lampshades at A Shade Above

OUR SERVICE

As a company we are about making sure our product and our service meets and exceeds expectations. Every bespoke job we do is completed with consideration, experience and care. Our workmanship is based around the premise that if it isn’t beautfiul and if it isn’t perfect it doesn’t leave the studio. Our expanding team now brings in expertise from 15+ skilled craft and client services people:


OUR LAMPSHADE MAKERS

The Shade Above team is a talented, passionate, experienced bunch. Our team hail from a range of backgrounds such as tailoring, leatherworking, book binding, hat making and window dressing and have spent years learning the craft of lampshade making with us here at A Shade Above.


OUR PROJECT MANAGERS

Apart from our skilled lampshade makers you may come across Jen, Dave and Joe, a lively trio of technically knowledgeable project managers and sales assistants. They will work with you through the lampshade specifying process to ensure everything is clear, correct and ready for making.


OUR DIRECTORS

Established in 1985, A Shade Above is a family business with Fiona Ascroft at the helm and directors’ Pat and Martin Blake.