people want to give

A great thing about working with recycled glass is that people want to get involved in all aspects of the process — not just buying the finished work, but making it possible in the first place! Members of my art co-op bring me bottles that they have kept due to their pretty colors. A couple in town who love to entertain with Bombay Sapphire Gin save me the gorgeous turquoise bottles. One client had gone on holiday to *Spain* and brought back three cobalt glass water bottles all the way across the Atlantic as gifts for the studio. Even my UPS lady said that she and her sister were at the store recently, and she suggested a certain type of wine due to the bottle’s color. And we can never forget the restaurants and bar people who separate the glowing colors for me, as they are the mainstay of my sourcing. Thanks be to all my helpers!