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Fire & Light Originals

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John & Natalie McClurg

Crushed glass waiting to be transformed...

Every piece of Fire & Light art glass is hand-poured

We've carried Fire & Light in our Artisan Gallery below our studio for over 10 years. We're now pleased to offer this spectacular, affordable art glass to our online customers. Their story is fascinating:

"Fire & Light Originals has a noteworthy heritage, formed in 1995 as a partnership between the Arcata Community Recycling Center in Humboldt County, California, and a group of local investors who wanted to develop an innovative plan for using crushed, recycled glass. Our founders decided to turn their recycled glass into a raw material, manufacturing distinctive products for sale in and out of the immediate area. After careful consideration, the group decided upon a distinctive line of colored glass dinnerware which would be created by melting crushed glass in furnaces, adding pigment, and pressing the molten glass into bowls, plates, and glasses. In December, 1995, the first glass products were poured and pressed from the Fire & Light furnaces, and the world became a bit more luminous, slightly more colorful.

John and Natalie McClurg purchased the company in 1999. Together with a team of 20 people, Fire & Light Originals is handcrafting the beautiful giftware and colored glass dinnerware that is now shipped to specialty stores and galleries throughout the country. The enlightened practices that gave rise to the company continue to inform everything we do. Fire & Light still strives to find new ways to incorporate recycling into our production process, like using recycled beer kegs from local microbreweries as vats to cool our ladles."

We carry a wide selection of Fire & Light Candleholders. Other Fire & Light pieces from vases to dinner wear are available by special order. We are proud to partner with this family-owned artisan business that shares our commitment to recycling and hand-crafted American made products.

Fire & Light Pillar Holders

Fire & Light Tealight Holders