In these extraordinary circumstances when a majority of the world is facing contemplative time, we hope people start to see the significance of our consuming habits. We hope there are trends towards greener pastures in the future. We will always be here consuming less and trying to use up the waste. Be Green Not Mean.
Dear Followers, in these tough times we urge all to stay safe and stay home.
As per the government guidelines, we will be paying the salaries as normal though we have seen a 99% decline in our online orders and 100% decline in our studio shop.
Please feel free to place orders on our online store and we will ship the products asap. In case the lockdown goes on for longer and there are other issues in completing your order, we will refund the amount to you.
Please support us and other local green businesses in these trying times.
Diwali tealites handcrafted with love especially for you .
Come be a part in the making of these tealites ,because we know the importance of dipawali as the festival of lights and joy ,also the festival of celebration ,new beginnings. No celebration is complete without the stunning decorations & presents for our family & loved ones ,hence bringing to yo our exclusive handcrafted tealites for a greener & more sustainable diwali .
Makes up for an awesome alternative to the mundane decors & presents , by offering an experience of a luxe diwali decor also designed to be environment friendly Its that time of the year when we look upto celebrating this auspicious time with our family and loved ones ,so let’s make every moment count .
Join us to forsee the journey of producing ,designing ,creating these exceptional gifts for a memorable dipawali !
Our latest creation ,keeping in mind the line of festivities coming up & Dipawali happens to be one of the most celebrated festivals in India .
It is truely the festival of lights and joy ,celebrating good over evil and thus decorating up our houses and each and every corner with beautiful lights ,flowers ,diwali decors,family presents and lot more .
This year we came up with something similar but with a touch of our own imagination and we have created what is called
UPCYCLED TEALITES (Dipawali Edition )
An insight into our creative processes ,these tealite holders are made up using waste glass materials, which have been processed in the furnace using moulds at a certain heating temperature .
These glass particles are extremely fragile and have to be dealt with very delicately ,especially in terms of applying heat .
There have been times when some of them come out as broken or cracked . Hence its very important to make sure about the correct heating temperature .
We have our artists who are trained professionals into glass art .
It was 2015 and we realised that we can use scrap for construction, architecture and interior design. A very leaky roof that needed replacing finally pushed us to doing something we were only dreaming off.
We got a truck full of scrap heavy-duty metal racks and old doors and windows, dismantled the old roof and #upcycled the entire first floor of The Wonky Studio. Apart from the new roof and the electricals, the entire floor, the walls and staircases are made from junk.
Now in 2019 we can definitely say that it’s been an inspiration unlike any other to work in this #awesomelyupcycled space day in and day out. The Wonky Studio continues to evolve and grow and never ceases to inspire and amuse us. . Call us to come see the space and talk anything #upcycling . #wonkyworks #thewonkystudio #vadodara #gujarat #india #upcycle #madefromwaste #begreennotmean #reducereuserecycle #greenbusiness #plasticfree #ecofriendly #reuse #repurposed #repurpose #ethicalbrand #ethicalshopping #upcyclers
On International Women’s Day, it’s great to reflect on our basic principle. Compassion for all Women, All People, The Earth and all Living Beings. At WonkyWorks we strive to create a safe and uplifting environment for all our awesome females. From providing flexible hours to providing healthcare benefits and 2 Saturdays off (we don’t want more!)
We hope to continue our service to Women and the Environment for the future and hope to be inclusive of more waste materials other than glass in the coming year. Stay tuned to see some awesome up-cycled plastic products coming to you soon.
These cute lil knobs are great for drawers, windows and small cuppboards. Move over brass, we have something way greener. The Mini Bottle Knob is kiln-formed in a furnace at 700°Celsius, is fade-proof and washable and ready to use. Go green now and flaunt your lack of carbon footprint!
Up for grabs in Amber and Frosted. And very soon in a whole range of.colours…
PS: All WonkyWorks upcycled products are made from actual waste glass bottles. Each piece is slightly different depending on the waste material available. Support us by buying an environmental-conscience product :) and remember to REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE
Today on the blog, we feature fused glass artist Ekta Doctor of WonkyWorks, Vadodara. She shares in detail about her venture, workspace, projects and Wonky Works showcase at our event in Chennai – By Hand From The Heart Makers Market.
Ekta Doctor & her workspace
Tell us a bit about yourself. What inspired you to start your business?
Hello! I am Ekta. I head WonkyWorks, a small, independent, Glass Art and Upcycling Studio that has an eclectic collection of upcycled glass products. Each handmade piece is created with the utmost care and artistic discretion tapping into years of Glass Art experience. All our pieces are made using techniques, colors and materials that are permanently fired, etched or fused into the glass at high temperatures, making them peel-free, fade proof, food-safe, and lasting, using best known techniques from across the globe.