The most obvious solution to lighting a timber ceiling is to use uplight - you've invested time, money and passion into that design - show it off!! The warm light, and ambient brightness will improve your mood at home, and creates a dramatic effect.
I had a dome shade that once fell off the shelf and gave me the opportunity to play with it, I folded and heated and bent it into what became the Vessel pendant, I then started to play with the different metal and stuck with the amazing effects of the copper with heat to give it amazing natural colours.
I decided to go it alone and pursued my love of all things recycled. I made some light fixtures that were a bit cheeky out of kitchen utensils and chopsticks and had an exhibition called 'Sleeping on the streets'. A piece was bought by someone and seen by the late great Geoffrey Mance (bless him too). He said come and make lights for me and I said .......err ok.