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Wednesday June 19, 2013 | by johnikian

Born as an art project, hand-blown glass hermit crab shells are now poised for mass-market sale

FILED UNDER: Design, New Work, News
With three decades of experience as a glassblower, artist, and designer, Robert DuGrenier has often explored the intersection of art and the natural world with glass works that he has embedded into active beehives or growing fruit trees. Now, DuGrenier is expanding his fascination with hand-blown glass hermit crab shells into a line of environmentally sensitive, commercially available shells called “Crabitats” that are on track to be sold through a national pet store chain.

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