From fusing to stained glass, etching or mosaics, glass bottles are ready to be reused in spectacular art. Find creative ideas below from Delphi customers and artists like you, to get started.
Cathedral Glassworks of BC, Canada designed the panel at right featuring a client’s favorite label by cutting a bottle in half and soldering it into a vineyard design.
2010 Online Art Glass Festival winner Pamela Buerger of Fenton,MI designed the panel, left, “Wine Anyone” with a glass bottle cut in half and incorporated into the design with a piece of red glass plated behind it to give the illusion of a bottle that’s always full.
The 3-D Dragon sculpture, top left, by artist Steve Landrum of Mountain Home, AR was created from bits of bottles, paired with stained glass to create this fantastic sculpture with unique curved surfaces and contours.
Artist Ramona Mauch of Exeter, CA captured our imagination with her 2010 Online Art Glass Festival 1st Place Sculpture, shown right. She created this fantastical creature from recycled bottles that were disassembled, then pieced back together to form this unique character with legs that hint at the origin of the glass. Details were added with copper sheet.
Nancy Faust at Touch-O-Glass of Amherstburg, ON, Canada shares one of her sparkling mosaic lanterns, at left, that are beautiful as a patio accent during the day, but truly come to life in the evening. They cast a warm glow and festive color on gatherings, making even casual get-togethers seem special. Artist Robin Dempsey decorated a bottle with oven-bake glass paints (bottom right) to create a fun summer hanging lantern.
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