Someone recently asked me why I choose to work with reclaimed scrap-glass. Here is my response:
Our waste-stream is full of useful materials that rarely get a second chance. I am very interested in reclaiming useful materials for re-purposing or recycling. As a human who loves our earthly home, and as a participant in our currently consumer-driven society, I feel a responsibility to consume in a mindful way, and to reuse some of what can be reused. Glass is so amazing in how many times it can be remade, and there is a vast amount of window glass destined for the landfill. I love the process of transforming glass scraps into beautiful, functional glassware. It is so inspiring and thrilling! It is very satisfying to give a new life to something discarded. There is also a financial aspect–reusing glass scraps is much more affordable than buying newly manufactured art glass.