In 1972, Linda Wolfard received a handblown glass oil lamp as a gift from her husband, Jon, a glassblower at a local research company. The original oil lamp became a centerpiece on their coffee table, and friends began requesting lamps for themselves. Jon converted their garage into a glassblowing studio and began a small-scale company, while Linda sold lamps at art shows, in malls, and in gift stores. The company is now based in Sebastopol, California where it continues to conceive and create new designs. Trademarked oil lamps and candles are handblown from borosilicate glass, by skilled glassblowers who craft each object using Wolfard's exclusive "in-flame" technique at higher-than-usual temperatures.