.Bottle Tree Creations by Jerry Swanson


For Immediate Release | October 2011

"Sculpture and Design with Recycled Glass"

By Cindy Ann Coldiron


Excerpts from the book...

"In the United States, "bottle trees" (also to referred to as "poor man's" stained glass), where discarded colorful bottles are placed on wooden or metal posts to mimic trees, have dotted the outdoor home landscape in some parts of the country for many decades".






Author Cindy Ann Coldiron features artist Jerry Swanson in an exploration of the use of recycled glass as a medium for sculpture and creative design.  Several of the artist's tree designs are in the book.

Atglen P.A. — This “green” book is packed with photos of the transformation of recycled glass into an astonishingly creative medium for sculpture and design.  Original recycled glass craft and sculpture representing emerging and established artist from Swaziland to Australia to Canada and the United States, as well as photos of three public art sculptures that tells a story from design to construction to the final installation.  An overview of the technical issues in working with recycled glass as well as a step-by-step instruction on creating four glass craft and sculpture projects are included.   An overview of recycled glass that has been used in interior design and decorative and utilitarian products such as tiles, countertops, and drinking vessels by trend setting green companies is included.   This book is a great resource for interior, designers, “green” or LEED professionals, homeowners, museums, galleries, art collectors, art educators, artists, and individuals seeking to start a “green” glass business.

            Cindy Ann Coldiron developed a love of making things at an early age.  She began to compete professionally in 2000 by entering juried exhibits.  She received a public art grant for the creation of a 40-piece cast recycled glass sculpture that was installed in Barcroft Park in Arlington, Virginia, in 2010.

            Cindy’s book sells for $49.99 and can be purchased through the publisher at www.schifferbooks.com, your local bookseller, as well as numerous online retailers.

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is based in Atglen, PA on the Schiffer Book Farm.  The company is known for publishing high quality Antique, Arts, Architecture, Lifestyle, and Military History books, as well as a successful line of children and ghost books.   Schiffer Publishing is always looking for people to write books on new and related subjects. If you have an idea for a book, please contact them at info@schifferbooks.com

Book Details
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3889-2
Size: 8 1/2 x 11
Illustrations: 375 color photos
Page Count: 256
Hard Cover
Price: 49.99



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