NP Glass Works ? Hand Blown Glass Art

The art of hand-blown glass in functional pieces

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NP Glass Works

NP Glass Works creates glass art and hand blown glassware from discarded beer, soda and liquor bottles. Chicago-based artist and owner Nick Paul also creates coasters, cheese boards, wine stoppers, jewelry and other functional and decorative pieces.

“Glass is an amazing medium to Work in. I took a class in college and have been hooked ever since. Being able to blow glass offers something that no other material has to offer. It’s fast, fulfilling, dangerous and challenging all at once.”
~ Nick Paul, Owner and Artist

We are excited to feature NP Glass Works at the Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan St., Chicago) on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 10am-4pm. Nick Paul will join Chicago?s finest artisans in food, fashion, home goods + art.

NP Glass Works

The NP Glass Works glassware is dishwasher safe and works great frosted in the freezer. Each vessel holds as much or more than the original shape. All NP Glass Works products are recycled from discarded materials and use all natural gas in the shaping process. This type of glass art offers bottling companies and breweries the opportunity to have an aftermarket product that works for eco-conscious and design-focused consumers.

 

 

From discarded bottle to art:NP Glass Works
They start off by taking empty bottles and rinsing them out with water. Bottles with paper or plastic labels are cleaned further. Each bottle is then placed into a kiln and heated to over a thousand degrees. Using traditional glass blowing techniques the artist opens the narrow bottleneck into a cylinder. Once in it?s final shape the bottle is placed back into an annealing oven to cool slowly.

About the Owner/Artist:
Nick Paul is passionate about making art in glass, painting and illustration, clay and cast metal. Glass is one of his favorite mediums and is 100% recyclable. When he first started out in glassblowing, he learned a great trick of turning bottles into drinking glasses and from there, NP Glass Works was born.

Please visit the website to see more of Nick’s glass-blown art.

Chicago Artisan Market – 100+ Vendors at Morgan Manufacturing