Camp Creek Creations at ArtWalk

Article Published: Aug. 23, 2012 | Modified: Aug. 23, 2012
Camp Creek Creations at ArtWalk

Camp Creek Creations reuses wine bottles to create glass artwork.

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Camp Creek Creations joined Art Walk in July 2012, bringing a unique and appropriate image to the gallery – Recycle, Reuse, Re-think!

Millions of wine bottles are disposed of yearly, most of which end up in landfills. A few are ground up and reused in a variety of endeavors. Fewer still end up in a creative studio in New London, Ala., which the artists at Camp Creek Creations call the “lucky ones.”

For the past several years, Steve and Sally Smith have been cutting, melting, shaping and coloring wine bottles and other assorted discarded glass pieces into a myriad of creations. All of the glass pieces are unique, designed and handmade without molds or patterns.

According to the Smiths, “The ‘lucky ones’ will have a long, happy life in your yard, adorning your neck, or on your wall.”

ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St., across from Mast General Store, and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Artists of all media and experience levels are invited to inquire about booth rentals. For more information, email ( , call (828) 264-9998 or visit the online store at

Gallery Times

Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of The Mountain Times, featuring short news items submitted by local galleries.

For more information or to make a submission, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at ( or (828) 264-6397.

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