gold leaf upcycled beer bottle tumbler setby Nanda Soderberg $56.00
- the story
All that Glitters
A work of art isn't merely beautiful, it helps you to see the world around you in a new way. That's what glass artist Nanda Soderberg does with these artful tumblers. He takes something that was once disposable—a beer bottle—and cleans and polishes it to reveal its sparkling amber color. He then cuts it down to size, and fire-polishes the lip to perfect smoothness. Instead of the label it once carried, it is given a shimmering, abstract splash of 23K gold leaf. The gold leaf is fused with the glass, so that it will not scratch or wear off. Coming in a set of two, the artist's vision makes these tumblers not just a glass, but an experience that enhances whatever you sip from them. Made in Manchester, NH.
- Item ID
- Made from
- upcycled glass, 23kt gold leaf
- 3.5" H x 2.25" diameter; 6 oz. capacity
- Dishwasher safe; not microwave safe. Do not use for hot liquids.
Sold as a set of 2.
- the maker
Nanda Soderberg started blowing glass at the University of Hawaii in 1994 and was instantly struck by the immediacy of the process. He has always been attracted to activities that are fast paced, require extreme focus and involve a degree of risk. Blowing glass was a natural fit.
In 1999 Nanda received his BFA in glass and left Hawaii to gain experience working in production glass shops in Seattle and California. In 2005 he moved to Virginia to pursue his Masters degree in Art. Since receiving his MFA in 2007, Nanda has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, California State University Fullerton, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Pilchuck Glass School.
Nanda is driven by the idea of taking a found glass object, something that may have had a single use or is heading for a landfill, and transforming it into something that can be used indefinitely. Nanda works in a studio without a glass melting furnace re-configuring found glass objects through traditional hot and cold glass working process. He plans to continue his experimentation and research with found glass, tackling design and production challenges head on to provide the consumer with unique products.
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