recycled glass seahorse night light

by Vawn and Mike Gray $38.00
Handmade
Recycled
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PLEASE NOTE: This item has been built to U.S. electronics specifications and may need additional modifications or converters to be used in countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

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Pool of Light

You don't have to sleep on a bed of coral to enjoy the charm of this seahorse nightlight. The cute little seahorse seems to gaze with wide-eyed wonder at the cool green light around him. The colorful, textured glass is made from 100% post-consumer bottle glass, kiln formed by artisans Vawn and Mike Gray. Handmade in Cape Coral, Florida.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Item ID
21246
Made from
plastic, recycled glass, electrical components
Measurements
3.5" W x 5" H x 2.5" D
Notes
Includes a 4 Watt bulb.Care instructions: clean with glass cleaner.
Hold by plug, not by shade, to prevent unnecessary stress on light. Power Prongs do not rotate.
  • the maker

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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