These goblets are graceful examples of the surprising beauty that can be achieved through upcycling--the process of transforming waste or surplus materials into beautiful and useful new objects. Glass artist Nanda Soderberg takes beer bottles bound for the recycling bin, and reshapes them into vessels that retain only a hint of their past lives. The amber glass goblets are upcycled from the necks of four beer bottles which Soderberg cuts to size, heats in a kiln to make them pliable enough to reshape, and heat-fuses gestural strokes of gold leaf to the surface of the stems. The resulting goblets retain a fluidity that reflects the upcycling process, imbued with the preciousness of the interplay of glass and gold leaf. They make light and distinctive additions to your barware. Handmade in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.