Gold Leaf Upcycled Pitcher

This distinctive pitcher is made from an upcycled beer bottle adorned with gold leaf.
created by

Nanda Soderberg


created by

Nanda Soderberg

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Starting Pitcher

This pitcher is a stellar example 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 22 ounce beer bottles bound for the recycling bin (or worse, the trash), and reshapes them into stately pitchers that retain only a hint of their past lives. Soderberg cuts the bottles to the desired height, heats the vessel in a kiln to make it pliable enough to be reshaped into a bowl form, and heat-fuses gestural strokes of gold leaf to the surface of the glass. The resulting pitcher retains a fluidity that reflects the upcycling process, imbued with a preciousness through the interplay of glass and gold leaf. It makes a distinctive container for serving beverages, but also can be used as a striking vase for flowers. Handmade in Manchester, NH.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.


Made in New Hampshire

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.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
upcycled glass, 23kt gold leaf
7.5" H x 2.75" diameter; 20 fl. oz. capacity
Dishwasher safe
Due to the handmade nature of this item, size and color may vary.
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I would never recommend someone buying this oroduct


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Comments about UncommonGoods Gold Leaf Upcycled Pitcher:

Too small to use as pitcher of anything. Not worth anywhere near the price paid. Bought for wedding and not enough time to return . Had to go outlaws dhoo for something else last minute.

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