Ghost Bottle | "Pond 1"

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Ghost Bottles are salvaged glass brewing vessels. Repeatedly painted and sanded to reveal layers of colour across a smooth or textured surface, Ghost Bottles have an almost ceramic tactility. They are one-of-a-kind pieces resembling artefacts dredged from the ocean or found on the shore, touched by oceanic life and bleached by the sun.

Dimensions: ~30cm x 35cm. Pond 1 features layers of deep and paler marine blues and greens, with visible strokes of matt varnish creating further surface movement. Areas of crackled paint reveal layers of colour and glass. Perfect as a vase, lantern or a feature on its own.  

Milk paint provides rich colour and, when layered, an unpredictable crackle. For textured bottles, a mix of clay and calcium carbonate powder creates a built-up surface in which leaf matter or textiles are imprinted, and sometimes left.