Wine and Roses

New glasses from old - The Wine & Roses project was a way of highlighting the possibility that glass is a material that can be recycled over and over for a myriad of different applications. On seeing a number of broken bottles in a recycling bin I considered how different the start of that bottles life might have been, and wondered what the next stage of life might hold for it. Perhaps it had been part of a celebratory moment in time, witnessing joy & jubilation. Maybe it was a contributing participant in the confirmation of good friendships, sharing the table with its good companion food. By repurposing the bottles into a selection of drinking vessels and adding a detail of celebratory rose petal confetti cast in bio-resin, I hoped to encapsulate the idea that all material, no matter how seemingly throwaway it has become, can find a valuable and interesting new life.