Latest Work

Dimensional Glass Mosaics

4/2013 – current   A new and growing series explores abstract forms ...
HATCH exhibit

HATCH exhibit

March 2013 I am very pleased to have a piece of my ...

ICE & SNOW Glass Mosaic

Jan – March 2013 I am very excited and honored to be ...

BOTANIC Sculptures

Oct – Dec 2012  Recycled bottles transformed into sculptural plant life   ...

Recycled bottle tiles by bentbottle

Wine bottles are often the witness to many good times and laughter with family and friends. Now you can tile your space with remnants from past parties and gatherings. Custom sizes and color combinations available.  

Art of Patron

Elegant yet earthy this footed bowl elevates shards to a new level. Created with two Patron bottles, one large frosted bottle was broken and fired back together to form an organic shaped bowl, a smaller bottle was trimmed and bonded to the bowl to elevate it in an stylish way.    

beyond the studio: intern diaries

  Hello! I’m Autumn, Bryan’s intern for January + February! I’m a photography student at Bennington College, participating in my school’s Field Work Term (FWT)– so I’ll be assisting Bryan in the studio by prepping materials, photographing his newest creations, and assisting him with all things Biolumglass for the next few weeks!   I’ve had [...]

Winter Mosaics 2013

I am honored that my design “Ice & Snow” was chosen to be part of the upcoming Winter Mosaic installation in Highland Park, IL. The selected designs for the 3′ x 5′ panels will be prominently displayed in landscaped islands along the Central Avenue Shopping District in Downtown Highland Park, IL from January 15 until May, 2013. [...]

American Craft Mixology

My upcycled glass decanter has been included in the August | September issue of American Craft Magazine in the “Goods For Your Life” section. A truly unique gift or accessory for mixologists and glass collectors alike, this decanter is not only an eye-catching conversation piece for the bar but also 100% recycled and eco-chic! Bombay [...]

Glass Act: Getting to Know Bryan Northup

Patch.com art critic and columnist, Ken Reif interviewed me for his weekly column. Here is a brief excerpt: “Nature to me is sacred and has the power to not only sustain human existence but inspire works of art. When I see wastefulness, pollution, oil spills, landfills, and littering, I feel sick with anger. I didn’t always have [...]

ARCHIVE :: Dichroic Mosaic Panels

“Incantations” Dichroic Mosaic Panels, 2007 in the collection of Rene Di Rosa, Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA I am working with these same materials again in the Idea Box at the Oak Park Public Library through June 16, 2012.     

Mushroom Re-cap

It’s finished and on display in downtown Highland Park! Here is a video compilation of shots taken during the process of creating my glass mosaic mushroom for Highland Park’s Magic Garden Walk. All the finished works will be up for auction in August 2012. You can own it! Visit the website for more details. HP Art [...]