Art from Empties

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Article Published: Apr. 18, 2013 | Modified: Apr. 18, 2013
Art from Empties

Steve Smith's wind chimes are crafted from repurposed glass.

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ArtWalk enjoys the mountain life in Boone.

Steve Smith, a glass artist, and his photographer wife, Sally, enjoy the rural life in New London, Ala.
Through their business, Art from Empties, the Smiths are committed to the use of recycled glass, with Steve making into new creations thousands of wine bottles, which would have otherwise ended up in landfills. His work is now on display and available for sale at ArtWalk.

As an artist, Smith said he is committed to designing and creating a selection of pieces that look beautiful, feel good and sound great. He has been invited to teach his unique techniques at John C. Campbell Folk School and the Alabama Folk School and has shown his award-winning pieces throughout the Southeast.

His creations include wind chimes, pendants, sun catchers, vases and mosaics. No molds are used, insuring each piece is one of a kind.

ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call (828) 264-9998, or visit

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