Art From Empties

When we are not participating in Art Shows, you can find Steve in his studio, creating and enjoying the scenery!


Steve Smith has always been an artist, it just took him about 50 years to realize it!  Several bumps in the road, twists and turns of fate, and he decided it was time to make a living using his creative talents.  A friend moved, sold us her kiln and he began experimenting with whatever he could find to melt.  Since there were always a few wine bottles around, he began melting those.  With Steve’s love of nature and a hope to leave this world a better place for those that come after us, re-configuring bottles otherwise bound for a landfill seemed a good path to follow…so began Art From Empties…

Over the years he has developed techniques to cut, melt, shape, drill, color and polish the recycled glass in a fashion that is both creative and unique.  The reflective and sensual nature of the glass invites visual as well as tactile examination.  Steve seeks to create works with balance, harmony and a reflectivity that allows for ever-changing imagery.  His pieces, ranging from wearable to mosaic wall sculptures, are not transparent like stained glass—they look back at you—inviting deeper exploration.

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Steve and Sally Smith

Recycled Bottle Glass Art