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Going Green with Glass
Max Lefko-Evertt, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center Studio
Assistant, has his own way of going green. He's created a fun,
affordable and marketable way to put a new spin on that everyday
product- the drinking glass. Max, takes beer bottles that have enameled
labels- that is, labels where the painted on label is actually glass,
and shapes them into standard sized drinking glasses. One glass sells
for $10, a "6-pack" for $50. Rolling Rock, Red Stripe and Corona bottles
The process consists of taking a standard beer bottle, heating it
in the kiln to 1500+ degrees, opening the mouth with jacks and cooling
it down slowly. The glasses are an accessible, creative way to reduce,
reuse and recycle as well as a tool to open up the world of glass art to
a wide array of audiences.
Max is from North Hampton, Massachusetts. He attended the
Massachusetts College of Art and Design before coming to WheatonArts.
Max's work will be featured at the 4th Annual Eco Fair on May 1.
03:17 PM 12/05/2010