recycled glass turtle night light

by Vawn and Mike Gray
Handmade
Recycled
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Follow the Moon

Inspired by the wondrous, moonlit journey of the baby sea turtle from its nest to the sea, this beautifully handmade night light rescues recycled glass bottles and turns them into artful home accents.Kiln formed and fused from recycled glass bottles salvaged before reaching the landfill. Produces the same warm ambient glow of candle light. Four watt bulb included. Handmade in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Item ID
18790
Made from
recycled glass
Measurements
5" H x 3.5" W x 2.5" D
Notes
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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