Plastic Bottle Creations

By Francesca Garlake

Bright Recycled Sculptures
These creations are made from single-use plastic bottles (used mostly for drinks and beauty products) and recycled electrical wire.
I love working with plastic bottles, and their transformation from something mundane to something beautiful.  During lockdown, I started exploring what I could do with the bottles I found in recycling bins. I was drawn to the wonderful colours, the way the plastic takes on organic shapes when heat is applied, and most of all the glass-like quality of the finished work.
Plastic Bottle Artwork sample

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Work starts with sourcing the plastic bottles, removing the labels, and a rigorous cleaning process!  As well as finding bottles as I walk past recycling bins, friends and neighbours and a wonderful local recycling project also collect them for me.  Trying to be as environmentally friendly as I can,  I don’t add any paint or dyes to the plastic.  Sometimes I wait ages to find a second shade of pink, or a flash of yellow, that a flower needs to look right. But using the original colours of the bottles also makes each work unique, there really will never be two the same.

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Plastic flowers in a vase