An evening with Messages and Art in Bottles (reblogged)


A pity that I couldn’t be there at the workshop in person. But as noted I gave a meddlesome contribution in form of some wacky drift bottles I sent to Nottingham. With two of them I also did my very best to keep the tale of the Official Uncorker of Ocean Bottles alive, – better a good story than dry history! Thank you for taking them with you to the evening, dear Hilke, and also for your report!

 

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Set up at The Carousel in Nottingham

Last Tuesday, on the evening of the 23rd of July, I hosted my first truly public event ever: Art in Bottles, a workshop and discussion evening about messages in bottles. As a reader of this blog, you’ll know that I prepared a bunch of bottles for it, and Peter S. and Wolf Schindler both sent bottles for me to exhibit, show off and talk about on the evening. So I had 18 bottles to show that evening.

We started off with a round of questions: Is it legal? What about the environmental aspect? How to make a good message in a bottle? What to you write on the letter? Who finds it?

Once that was more or less answered, we all set to work. I brought a variety of materials and tools to make messages in bottles, but several had also brought bottles…

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