Recycled / Earth Friendly
Here at Lake Superior Art Glass, we strive to protect our environment. From using upcycled packing materials in our shipments to using our waste glass to create more beautiful products, we are constantly transforming our business to become more sustainable. With our new Hot Shop furnace running on electricity, our long-term vision is to use power from renewable resources.
We have brought New Life to our waste glass! Made from recycled glass from our Hot Shop, these glasses offer a stunning blue color that would fit any aesthetic. When our waste glass is melted down all the other color melts out except for blue. Cobalt, the metal that creates the color blue in glass, always remains. The result is this beautiful morning blue color, giving us Glassware with New Life.
We also love to support other artists making products out of reused materials.
Jon Oien uses plate glass windows to create beautiful sculptures that are reminiscent of ice. Plate glass windows cannot be recycled in a traditional manner, so his creations are extra special to us. You can find Jon's work in our gallery and a few pieces on our website.
Jodie Cowan uses scrap glass from our own Hot Shop to create beautiful wearable jewelry and functional magnets. Some of her work uses broken glass from the Gallery, pieces that fell off the punty during production, or even bits of glass that get removed during the creation of a blown glass piece. Jodie uses cold working tools to reshape the pieces and then remelts them in her kiln to get the desired finished look. You can see Jodie's work in the Gallery.
Jody Tonder also uses recycled glass to create simple, beautiful earrings with pops of color. Some of her pieces use recycled soft glass, but she also uses recycled bottles to create some really unique sets. You can see Jody's work in the Gallery.
Ron Benson is another artist using plate glass from windows to create slumped murals and tiles. His goal is to create eco-friendly art that is fresh, positive, and enhances the quality of the space for the people who inhabit it. You can find Ron's work in our Gallery.
Kari Elrod is a multifaceted artist that creates recycled slumped bottles to use serving trays for our gallery. You can find her work in our Gallery, or you can contact us to get your bottle slumped by Kari.