Recycled Bottle Plates and Dishes

All of these are made from used beer bottles that were slumped in my kiln.  I have a large ceramics kiln that’s the perfect size for melting large bottles.  We have lots of ideas for decorating these, like sand blasting and etching.  But the painted bottle labels are the most fun, since the bottles usually retain the painted design when melted.

Flattened bottles make great individual sushi plates, as well a cheese plates, and the smaller bottles work well as spoon rests.

If you’re interested in the actual process of melting bottles (as opposed to using the microwave, campfire or blow torch), check out my Bottle Melts post at Paula’s GlassRoots.

Cheers beers!

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  1. Jose
    April 3, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Hi there, I am so delighted that I have found this!! I bought one in Sth America and then it smashed 😦 But I am unsure of exactly how I do it in a kiln!??

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