Gazela Wine Bottle Vase
7.5 inches tall X 2.75 inches wide
These wine bottles are all donated glass bottles from the local Santa Fe community. By upcycling the glass bottles we are giving a second life to mass produced product packaging. This insures the glass is kept out of the landfill and moving forward to live a long and happy upcycled life.
Our upcycling process - First step is to sort, clean and de-lable the bottles. Then we score and hot pop the tops off (this means we cut the glass by making a score mark on the surface. Then add a flame to the score mark and voila, it hot pops off). Next, we polish the rough popped lip to smooth out all the unevenness. This prepares the glass to use a torch to fire polish the lip so that we achieve a nice rounded glossy finish. Our last step is to anneal the glass in a glass kiln.
Cheers for helping us help the environment, and for supporting us on our journey of creating sustainable and professionally crafted handmade glass art.