crackedpots is a Portland area organization devoted to creating art from recycyled materials. According to their website:
crackedpots sprouted in 1998 in Portland, Oregon, from the fertile minds of garden designer Tess Beistel and artist Mary Lou Abeln.
We are deeply committed to reducing waste and shrinking landfills. We may be a bunch of crazy, mixed-up cracked pots, but we have a mission: crackedpots uses art to encourage our community to creatively look at trash. Reuse is at the heart of all we do. Think before you throw.
At our art shows, we showcase many Northwest artists who make provocative art from reused, recycled and reimagined materials.
Beautiful stuff in every sense of the word. & because pictures are worth a myriad of words, here is just a small sample of the wonderful & inspiring things I saw!
|I believe the bodies are the canisters from Coleman type camp stoves|
|Objects with mosaics|
|These instruments made from empty propane canisters had a lovely tone!|
|These rusty tool creatures (inc. next 2 photos) were among my favorites|
|Hand bags made from old record album covers!|
|Flyball-I was tempted to buy this!|
|Kitsch statues - amazing!|
|Temple bells made from CO2 canisters, with hockey pucks as clappers!|