Recycled glass is collected, crushed, washed and mixed with metallic oxides that will produce rich colors when melted. Once the furnace is loaded with 500 pounds of the crushed glass, the "batch" is transformed into a glowing liquid and "cooked" at 2300 degrees over night. Our Artisans form the molten glass into architectural and decorative works of art for your home; unique items created exclusively by hand casting and the use of molds and stamps. Creating treasure from yesterday's trash is a beautiful thing, and we are proud to make products of simple beauty that also help reduce landfill waste in our community.
The Aurora Glass foundry is owned and operated by the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc., a charitable non-profit organization. The foundry is part of SVdP's strategic recycling initiative for a healthier community. All profits from Aurora Glass assist homeless and low-income people through emergency services, housing, jobs, training, other charitable endeavors. When you recycle, you help the environment. When you buy recycled, you help your community.