Moclips Float 2022

2022 “Crab Shell” – AVAILABLE. Our annual float to benefit the Museum of the North Beach in Moclips, WA, is called “Crab Shell.” The 4″ diameter blown glass float is created with layers of red and white colored glass chips mottled together to form a texture-rich speckled surface. “Crab Shell” is sealed with a stamped Moclips-By-The-Sea…

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Supporting the Museum of the North Beach

We support the Museum of the North Beach in Moclips, WA. This tiny history museum preserves artifacts for the North Beach region of the Pacific coast of Washington State. Avalon Glassworks has supported them through our Moclips Float series and sale since 2005. Every year, we have designed a limited edition float with the proceeds…

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Moclips Float 2021

2021 “Macro Plastic” – SOLD OUT. Our annual float to benefit the Museum of the North Beach in Moclips, WA, is called “Macro Plastic.” We are raising awareness of plastic pollution and benefitting the Museum. “Macro Plastic” is 4″ in diameter and sealed hot with a button stamped with “Moclips-by-the-Sea.” A portion of  the purchase…

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Moclips 2020 Float

2020 “Northern Pacific” – AVAILABLE. Our annual float to benefit the Museum of the North Beach in Moclips, WA, is called “Northern Pacific.” Inspired by the logo of the Northern Pacific Railway, this float has a red background over which sweeps a black wave design. Float is 4″ wide and sealed hot with a button…

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Moclips 2019 Float

2019 “Sunset” – SOLD OUT. Our annual float to benefit the Museum of the North Beach in Moclips, WA, is called “Sunset.” It has a semi-transparent white “clouds” underneath bands of transparent pink, blue, and purple. Float is 4.5″ wide and sealed hot with a button stamped with “Moclips-by-the-Sea.” Half of  the purchase price benefits…

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Moclips 2018 Float

2018 “Lichen” SOLD OUT. Our annual float to benefit the Museum of the North Beach in Moclips, WA, the 2018 edition is called “Lichen.” It has a translucent blue base with brown and red spots inspired by Lichen. Float is 4.5″ wide and sealed hot with a button stamped with “Moclips-by-the-Sea.” Half of  the purchase…

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Moclips 2017 Float

2017 “Agate” SOLD OUT. Our annual float to benefit the Museum of the North Beach in Moclips, WA, the 2017 edition is called “Agate.” It has translucent shades of amber and dark red with striations inspired by the banded layers of the natural stone. Float is 4.5″ wide and sealed hot with a button stamped with…

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Moclips 2016 Float

 2016 “Velella” SOLD OUT. This float was inspired and named after the tiny little blue and white striped hydrozoan that drifts through the ocean, finally landing on the beach where it washes up in a blanket of blue and white stripes. The Moclips Edition float is 4.5″ wide and sealed hot with a button stamped with…

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A Beachcomber’s Treasure

Simple and beautiful with a surprisingly practical and sustainable history: the Fishing Float. A Collectible with a Past Sturdier than they appear, glass fishing floats (sometimes called Japanese fishing floats) were – and occasionally still are – used to stabilize fishing nets in the open waters by fishermen. Back in the day (say, 50 to…

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