recycled glass night lights

by Vawn and Mike Gray
Handmade
Recycled
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Glowing Glass

An artistic approach to conservation, these beautifully handmade night lights are kiln formed and fused from recycled glass bottles that are rescued before reaching the landfill. The soft curve of the glass hides the light bulb and provides an attractive view from all angles. Produces the same warm ambient glow of candle light. Four watt bulb included. Handmade in Cape Coral, Florida by Vawn and Mike Gray. Choose from palm tree or oak tree.

Due to the handmade and recycled nature of these items, each is one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
17342
Made from
glass, Recycled
Measurements
approx. 3.5" W x 5" H x 2.5" D
Notes
clean with any glass cleaner. Hold by plug, not by shade, to prevent unnecessary stress on light.
  • the maker
Vawn and Mike Gray

Vawn and Mike Gray

For 20 years, Vawn and Mike Gray created and sold original lines of fine arts and crafts. But they were always haunted by the environmentally wrong processes and materials that were involved with it--Aerosol spray cans, toxic glazes, energy sucking kilns, miles of bubble wrap and mountains of Styrofoam peanuts. To top it off, they would load it all into a one-ton, gas-guzzling truck and travel across the state and the country to different exhibits.

In the Summer of 2007, while watching a world wide broadcast of the "Live Earth" concert, they were inspired to change their ways. On that weekend they launched Reborn Glass: Artful reminders To Conserve. Through diligent trial and error they developed a process to create kiln-formed fused recycled bottle glass pieces. The kiln they use is a super energy efficient, computer-controlled fusing oven, not at all like the energy-sucking kilns of the past.

Quickly into the process, they realized that bottles only come in brown (earth), green (trees), blue (water) and clear (air). The relationship between those colors and our natural resources sparked even more inspiration for their projects.

"The challenge to make something of both beautiful form and useful function from bottles otherwise destined for the landfill is truly rewarding," says Vawn. collection

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