The dish is made of recycled glass bottles that are melted down to make the sculptural flower-shaped dish. The dish consists of 8-10 bottles. It can be made of soda or beer bottles and thus comes in a variety of colours and sizes. To Bettina Schori, bottle glass is ideal for recycling, as it is easy to get hold of. She challenges the limitations of the material by sawing, drilling, sandblasting, polishing and heating it in her efforts to give the bottles a new, long life, for example as this decorative bottle dish.
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b. 1962, Danish glass designer
Bettina Schori graduated from the Kolding School of Design, the line of ceramics & glass in 1995. Bettina Schori’s exhibitions include the Biennale of Crafts and Design at Trapholt and KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art in 2004 and exhibitions in the five Nordic countries, as well as Russia, Latvia and Hungary with the exhibition group GLASGULDGUMMIOGGENBRUG (glassgoldrubberandrecycledstuff) where all the members work with recycled materials. Bettina Schori has previously taken part in CC06, CC07 and CC14. Bettina Schori works with glass and metal, scrap and recycled materials. She works mainly with cold glass, window glass and glass from old bottles, often in combination with other materials. Her approach is playful and experimental, and she is constantly exploring new ways of shaping glass. Schori considers it an inescapable but also an exciting challenge to consider environmental and resource issues, also in her work in the workshop. She loves to find new possibilities in discarded things and giving them a new life in a new context. Bettina Schori’s work ranges from sculpture and decoration to the design of interiors and objects for everyday use. She likes to make things that tell a story and which spark surprise, reflection and inspiration.