In snowy Yellowknife, Old Town Glassworks is transforming waste into beautiful objects
Matthew Grogono: 'We try to take material out of the waste stream and put it back in the economy'
Bottles can become part of the detritus of a town, turning up in dumps or discarded on a bench. In Yellowknife's Old Town, though, there's a team at work to take these forgotten pieces of glass and turn them into something entirely new. And as a result, filmmaker Caroline Cox points out that many Yellowknifers have a glass or two in their cupboard made at Old Town Glassworks.
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Lest you think you can try this at home, think again. In this video made by Cox, Old Town Glassworks's Matthew Grogono discusses some of the tools essential to the transformation of old glass into beautiful piece of home decor. You'll need an industrial grinder and a sandblaster, so what Old Town Glassworks does is not exactly a DIY-at-home craft.