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Milk Bottle Engravings by Charlotte Hughes-Martin

Milk Bottle Engravings by Charlotte Hughes-Martin

A cow and a bull. Milk Bottle Engravings by Charlotte Hughes-Martin, English artist

Milk Bottle Engravings by Charlotte Hughes-Martin
British artist Charlotte Hughes-Martin, resident of Stourbridge, West Midlands (UK) buys bottles at a local shop and makes beautiful engravings inside of them. According to Charlotte Hughes-Martin, reaction to this milk bottle project has come as a bit of a shock to her. She has been engraving milk bottles with various different images and leaving them on random doorsteps. The artist says, that she likes the idea of finding Art in unusual places.
“It’s happened to me a few times, and when I get to see these special sights it makes me feel privileged. Like trusted with a really excellent secret, or chosen for something exciting that most people don’t grasp. Wish others felt the same way. Any person who notices this bottle – the milkman, or the dairy worker, or the “chav” walking past and seeing an empty milk bottle that they want to steal! In particular, I like the idea of making people do a double take when they notice something new”.

Milk Bottle Engravings by English artist Charlotte Hughes-Martin

Patterns engraved on the Milk Bottle. Work by English artist Charlotte Hughes-Martin

Charlotte Hughes-Martin’s statement:
“Since finding glass as a medium I have enjoyed the physicality of the process of making. Though it can sometimes be a struggle, glass offers the opportunity for an artist to truly make their mark. And I love this about Glass. However, it is my thought process which I truly value. Meanwhile, I am as likely to get inspiration watching an infomercial as visiting an Art Gallery. Also, it is this desire to match the ordinary with the ornate which seems to sum up my work”.

Milk Bottle Engravings by Charlotte Hughes-Martin

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