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Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Real Live Recycled Glass Book! But Not My Upcoming Book...

The ever resourceful Utah artist Jodi McRaney Rusho shares her techniques on her website for creating a book made from recycled glass. These sculptures were created for the Utah Campus Compact recognition awards.  Jodi is one of the recycled glass artists helping to move this medium forward by documenting and sharing her techniques and experiments on her website. Her website is a "must read" for any glass artist.

Great work Jodi!

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Solo Exhibit at the Lerner Building in Tyson's Corner

My solo exhibit was installed this past Saturday.  The exhibit is at the Lerner Corporate Building and runs to July 23, 2011.  The building is located at 1800 Tyson's Blvd. in McLean, VA and is open from 9-5, M-F.   A few photos are below.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Copyright 2011  Cindy Ann Coldiron

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Upcoming Exhibit by Artist Donald Kolberg

Artist Donald Kolberg of Hahira, Georgia has two upcoming exhibitions and several recycled glass sculptures are featured in one of the exhibitions.  The sculpture above is called "End of a Building." The exhibition is at the Albany Area Arts Council and runs the month of May.  The reception is May 12 at 6 pm.  For more information, call 229-439-2787.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lampworked Recycled Glass Beads by Artist Cecilia Cohen

I came across Cecilia Cohen's website through the LinkedIn network and really liked her lampworked recycled glass beads. Cecilia Cohen is a full time glass artist in Israel and sells her art through her studio, several internet sites (principally Etsy) and in art fairs around Israel. She also produces special-order stained glass, fused glass and lampwork including unique jewelry and windows for homes, businesses and synagogues.

Her website is at

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Upcoming Solo Exhibition at the Lerner Corp. Building, McLean Virginia

Copyright 2011  Cindy Ann Coldiron

This is my most recent sculpture entitled "Inner Core" that will be be on display along with seven other recycled glass sculptures at the Lerner Corporation Building from April 23-July 23, 2010.  This beautiful corporate space is located at 1800 Tyson's Blvd. in McLean, Virginia.  "Inner Core" is comprised of kiln cast bottle glass (two colors: blue and green) and window glass and found brick and found rocks. The sculpture is 11.5 in. H x 6 in. L x 3 in. D.

Lerner Corporation, developer of The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, is hosting this exhibition as part of their ongoing Art in Public Spaces Program. The program presents museum quality art and creates a lively forum for creative expression in the sculptural arts.  This exhibit was curated by Richard Suib who is the curator and principal coordinator for Lerner Corporation’s exhibitions program. The building is open from 9 am-5 pm M-F.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

West Elm Recycled Glass Bud Vases

West Elm has an interesting collection of recycled glass products. The photo above shows multiple tiny jewel tone recycled glass bud vases that are only 5.3 inches high and sell for a very affordable $6.00 each plus shipping. They also coordinate with West Elm’s Recycled-Glass Collection. 

Click here for more information.

These 3 piece recycled glass vases stack to form one wine bottle for easy storage. They come in two sizes at 8 inches high ($14 plus shipping) or 12 inches high ($19 dollars plus shipping).

Click here for more information.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Missoula Montana Company to Make Recycled Glass and Concrete Blocks

"Greencrete Products has spent more than 2-years researching and developing a way to use locally recycled glass in building products and is about to release the first materials to market."

"The company has purchased a special block machine which allows recycled glass compounds to be mixed with concrete, producing bricks that be used in retaining walls and similar projects. The glass can be mixed in different colors adding a designer touch to a brick that is both durable, and environmentally-friendly at the same time."

Click here to read the full story by Dennis Bragg (KPAX/KAJ Media Center)

Click here for the video.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Perhaps the Most Famous Recycled Glass Bottle in the World? The "I Dream of Jeannie" Bottle was Created from a Recycled Glass Bottle!

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 7th 2011

"According to Barbara Eden, she's still in possession of the genie bottle from the legendary sitcom 'I Dream of Jeannie.' However, Eden said the bottle will soon be on its way to the Smithsonian and she revealed its humble origins on 'The Wendy Williams Show' (weekdays, syndicated)."

"I have the original bottle. It's at the bank in a vault. It was in [my] office for a long time and then people said, 'You know. That shouldn't be around. There's only one,'" said Eden. "So, I put it in the bank, but it's on its way to the Smithsonian."

"But, despite its iconic status, Eden revealed the prop started out as a decidedly commonplace liquor bottle. "It was a Jim Beam bottle," she said. "But, it was hand painted. That makes a difference.""

Click here to read the full story and watch the video.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Green Bottle Vases from Aid to Artisans

Check out the Aid to Artisans website which sells beautiful green bottle recycled glass vases from Egypt. Aid to Artisans creates economic opportunities for artisan groups around the world where livelihoods, communities, and craft traditions are marginal or at risk.

Click here to see more information on the vases.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Landscaping with Recycled Glass

Here are three great Youtube videos showing the process of landscaping with recycled glass.  I wish I had some for my yard!