GLASS BOTTLE POETRY
Bottle in English, flasche in German, bouteille, canette in French, bottiglia in Italian, botella, frasco in Spanish, бутылка in Russian…
A bottle is defined as a container for liquids usually made of glass or plastic, with a narrow neck. They are usually made of glass, clay, plastic, aluminum or other impervious materials.
Bottles have long been considered historically significant artifacts. As cultural touchstones,they have an endless amount of traditional and non-traditional uses, the latter including their function as collector's items, objets d' art, messaging systems and more.
Charles Stagg, a Texas-based artist, uses recycled bottles to build beautiful structures and sculptures. Here's a picture of one of his pieces:
The first clear and colored glass bottles were said to have been madeby the Phoenicians to hold perfume and Rome is widely considered the birthplace of the popular art of glassblowing. European artisans from the Middle Ages are credited with developing the craft of staining glass for church and cathedral windows, while the first patent for traditional milk bottles was filed in New York in the 19th century.
Hereare two bottle-housing structures in Sultana, CA. The first one is a sunroom and the second is a patio.
For centuries, many of the world's most gifted glassmakers have come from the town of Murano, Italy. Murano’s glassmakers held a monopoly on quality glassmaking for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enameled glass, glass with threads of gold, multicolored glass, milk glass, and imitation gemstones made of glass. Today, the artisans of Murano are still employing these century-old techniques, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass jewelry to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers.
An empty bottle, with its smooth shape and surface, can be an empty canvas; out of simple raw materials, you can craft a piece of art that reflects a piece of your soul. Entrepreneur Irina Zvezda has taken this idea to a whole new level with Neptunmail, a unique messaging system she started two years.
Neptunmail allows customers to send custom-decorated bottles with messages. Bottle decorating is a serious process for Irina; after a customer picks out the shape of the bottle, Irina cleans the glasswaare and helps the sender pick out a color scheme/ design aesthetic. She outlines the design with DECO paint and once that has dried, she fills in the spaces with Window Paint and leaves the bottle to dry overnight. The next day, she models a cork for the bottle using A-Clay, inserts the message and secures the cork. Then the bottle is sent on its way to the lucky recipient!