Northern Glass by Robin Webster


Small (14.9" x 23.2")

Available to buy on…

October 2011 Juried
Invitational Exhibition

This is my interpretation of Wilt’s image Transforms for the SoJie 14 Workshop

What a great experience! Many thanks to Wilt for allowing me to translate his great image!
Basic processing and textures added in Photoshop CS5

Yellowknife Glass Recyclers Cooperative limited (YGR.Coop) is a workers cooperative dedicated to the transformation of bottles into glass art. In 1994, Matthew Grogono developed an innovative technique, to cut bottles, grind rims and polish vessels into beautiful glassware; with smooth brims, that feel wonderful in your hand.

Over two decades of experimentation, YGR.Coop developed a diversified line of products, including drinking vessels, vases, bowls and candle holders of various colours and sizes.

Each piece is enhanced when sandblasted with a northern pattern. Our patterns are created by local artists and reflect the unique ecology of northern Canada.

Our glassware is now in art galleries and gift stores in the Northwest Territories, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. It is growing in popularity because of its’ originality, its’ environmental innovation and its’ beauty.

We estimate that over 50, 000 bottles have been transformed by YGR.Coop since 1994 and we believe that it’s only the beginning.


sojie 14, glass, still life, northern, light, flowers, wine, robin webster


  • Anivad - Davina Nicholas
    Anivad - Davin...almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image Robin!

  • Thank you so much Davina! :)

    – Robin Webster

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanalmost 3 years ago

    What a gorgeous capture, sis…. it’s really beautiful with the variety of glass and color, and the flowers and glasses you added …. it’s really lovely, my dear friend!! hugs a bunch!

  • Awww thanks so much Sis! I really had fun working on this image! A whole day of messing around with composition and different items to come up with this final result.

    – Robin Webster

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanalmost 3 years ago

    wow, i should have read your description… but with this new, crappy format, i didn’t notice that there was more. What a wonderful thing the YGR is doing…. if i had the equipment, i would love to do something like this…. i would presume that you need a steady hand, a glass cutter, and some type of grinder to smooth the edges… send me a BM and tell me more!

  • Not much more to tell Barb…I’ve never been there or done that! Hehe….In my description there is a link to their website if you want more info. The reason I have these pieces is because I borrowed them from the wine making shop that I work in. We carry various wine related gift items and the owner really likes to get in things that are different and unique.

    – Robin Webster

  • John Poon
    John Poonalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome Job, Robin, I Love It!

    Be sure to enter this in the Glass Bottles challenge in Live Love Dream

  • Thanks John! I love it when You like something I have done! I feel flattered…Thanks also for bringing my attention to the competition! You got me in just under the wire! That is so cool that you were able to pick the theme for the contest! Congratulations on your win!

    – Robin Webster

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicalmost 3 years ago

    gorgeous Robin,,, the final placements work well, that light green bottle adds a pop of light and interest….congrats!
    theres used to be a hobby kit for cutting bottles,,, what a fab idea!

  • Thanks so much Linda! Actually Wilt, the artist of the original image created the vases in his image himself! Not only a painter but a craftsman as well!

    – Robin Webster

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Robin……..this looks very beautiful !!

  • Thanks so much for the great comment Sean! I’m happy you like this. I don’t do a lot of still life work but when I do I really enjoy it!

    – Robin Webster

  • Qnita
    Qnitaalmost 3 years ago

    Double WOW!!! Great translation!!

  • I love getting a double wow Qnita!!!! Thanks so much! :)

    – Robin Webster

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 3 years ago

    Robin this is just lovely, delightful and charming! What an excellent composition and interpretation!

  • Joanne I do appreciate your very fine compliment so much! Thank you!

    – Robin Webster

  • AsEyeSee
    AsEyeSeealmost 3 years ago

    Robin, this came out so well. You did a terrific job!! Congratulations!

  • Thanks so much for the great feedback JD! I do appreciate it!

    – Robin Webster

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely love this Robin

  • Thank you so much dear Lyn! :)

    – Robin Webster

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