Upcycled Banded Cup Set

These beautifully banded wine cups are made from upcycled wine bottles.
created by

Nanda Soderberg


created by

Nanda Soderberg

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These glass cups are prime 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 wine bottles bound for the recycling bin (or worse, the trash), and reshapes them into vessels that retain only a hint of their past lives. These two-toned cups are upcycled from the necks of two wine bottles which Soderberg cuts to size, heats in a kiln to make them pliable enough to reshape, and fuses green and blue sections into a continuous form. The resulting cups retain a fluidity that reflects the upcycling process, within a new design that’s comfortable in the hand and a distinctive addition to your barware. Handmade in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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
recycled glass bottles
6" H x 3" diameter; 12 fl. oz. capacity
Dishwasher safe
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