While these mason jar lamps and test tub vases aren't reclaimed, they are hand-cast in unglazed porcelain and fired in a kiln powered by renewable energy. The process takes about two weeks, with each step done by hand.
Pigeon Toe Ceramics was founded in Portland, Oregon in 2009 by artist and designer Lisa Jones. Her designs are modern, soft and clean, and she works with a variety of ceramics and other organic material. Their pieces all incorporate porcelain or clay and are available on the Pigeon Toe's Etsy Store, at their Web site or at Branch Home.
The large mason jar is cast in a translucent unglazed porcelain with open bottom for light to escape. It comes with an 11 ft plug with inline switch for a maximum wattage of 40 watts.
The extra large test tubes are also cast in porcelain with an unglazed exterior and clear gloss interior. Available in either a wall mountable version or hanging version (complete with 12 inches of leather to suspend the tube).