Fire & Light
Fire & Light hand-poured colored glass tableware has a way of drawing the eye, enchanting the viewer with the unique play of light that filters through its rich spectrum of colors and textures. This enchantment is not simply a quality of the glass or its pigmentation, but of the very way in which it is made, the very hands that pour and press it, the beliefs and spirit that drive the people who craft the product, and the community from which it originates.
Fire & Light Originals was 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. The founders decided to turn their recycled glass into a raw material which could be used to manufacture a new product line. They designed a distinctive line of colored glass which would be created by melting used crushed glass in furnaces, adding pigment, and pressing the molten glass into bowls, plates, glasses and decorative accessories. 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 Natali McClurg purchased the company in 1999. Together with a team of 20 people, Fire & Light Originals continues to handcraft the beautiful colored giftware that we are proud to sell at The Cottage. When paired with a Barrick candle, you have a stunning, artistic statement that will meld into any décor.
"We have recycling down to an art."