This handmade candle vessel was created by Nilgün of @a_sea_of_history in Turkey and features a terra cotta container surrounded by an assortment of sand, sea glass, shells, sea pottery and Turkish floor tiles. No two of these containers are alike. We have poured the containers in a variety of our scents and will pour additional vessels in additional scents in a future batch.
Each two-wick candle includes two beachcombed finds inside.
One in every four candles includes a piece of sea glass from Davenport CA.
Manufactured at the Lundberg Art Studio since 1970, this art glass has been washing up on the local beach in a variety of grades:
Original: the oldest glass from 1970 has been achieving wave wear in the sea since the earliest manufacture of the glass when end of day glass was discarded.
Studio Seconds: for many years the Lundberg Art Glass Studio sold bags of end of day seconds- some of the glass may or may not have been tumbled or “seeded” into the ocean to become “future sea glass.”
Studio Tumbled: at one point the Lundberg Art Glass Studio began tumbling their own glass to be sold at the studio so that it would have a “sea glass” appearance. This glass may or may not have them been “seeded” into the ocean to be found as “future sea glass.”
Different grades of Davenport glass can be difficult to discern since they all exist on the beach in the full variety of grades. Our glass is from local beachcomber collections and is beach-found. All glass from Davenport comes from the original Lundberg Art Studio and exhibits a wide range of wear; although provenance of individual pieces is nearly impossible to trace because it is coming from the ocean with various amounts of wave-wear (it is interesting to study various iterations of the glass to observe the differences- The Beachcombing Center has retained samples of different samples for educational purposes), the beauty of the art glass as a whole makes it worthwhile to collect.