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recycled sandpiper night light

by Vawn and Mike Gray
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

It's A Shore Thing

Bring light to the devastating effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with this fundraising night light. Husband and wife team Vawn and Mike Gray designed this token as an artistic call to action in partnership with UncommonGoods. $3.80 from each Sandpiper night light and Pelican night light benefit Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research.

Fused from post-consumer glass bottles rescued before reaching the landfill, each handmade night light is kiln formed in Florida.

Fueled by a tireless team of on-call biologists, veterinarians, chemists and volunteers, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research has been rehabilitating injured, orphaned and oiled wildlife since 1976.

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



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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Item ID
19661
Made from
plastic, glass, recycled glass, electrical wiring
Measurements
Approx. 3.5" W x 5" H x 2.5" D
Notes
Includes a 4 Watt bulb. Dust gently with dry cloth to clean. 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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