Western Art Glass - Your One-Stop-Shop for Recycled Beer Bottle Art!

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Western Art Glass - Your One-Stop-Shop for Recycled Beer Bottle Art!

Check out how artist Brian Western creates amazing glass art from old beer bottles!
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 2:31pm

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Check out how artist Brian Western creates amazing glass art from old beer bottles!

There’s no denying that we here at Greenopolis think that it’s cool to recycle beer bottles. We’ve shared a few stories about some amazing recycled bottle designs: Buzzed on Beer and “Hooked” on Recycling; Building with Bottles and One Million Buddhist Beers on the Wall, One Million Buddhist Beers… Now I’d like to introduce you to an eco artist that uses “Nature as a Muse” to inspire his recycled beer bottle glass art. His name: Brian Western from Minnesota. His company: Western Art Glass.

Brian’s Western Art Glass shop is featured on the independent artist website Etsy. His profile page says: “I'm the slightly bemused (not to mention rumpled), fellow you see outta the corner of yer eye - contemplating the meaning of life, permanence and decay, nature as muse and Ecclesiastes. I enjoy the full contact of wrestling a curving leaf from the side of a discarded beer or wine bottle, and conjuring a pair of beerrings, a twirling leaf or a graceful floating mobile - salute!” Sounds intriguing, right? It did to me, so I had to see for myself what kind of artwork this Thoreau-esque man produced.

I was pretty amazed at his recycled beer bottle designs. Here are a few of my favorites:

Beer Bottle Bottoms Mobile

Corona Painted Heart

Gingko Leaf Mobile from Reclaimed Carlsburg Elephant Beer Bottles

Newcastle Ale Painted Maple Leaf

Two Hearted Ale Elm Leaf Earrings

Beer Bottle German Wiener Cartoon Dance (my personal favorite)
Western Art Glass also features designs that Brian made from reclaimed German antique glass, like this Red Pennant Dragonfly:

If you support drinking good beer, protecting the environment and supporting green artists, or all three, then you should consider buying one of these unique pieces from Western Art Glass!

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