Bottle Cap Art
Donna DiGiorgio is a Birmingham artist who works primarily in bottle caps. Yes, bottle caps. She recycles them from local bars and restaurants.
When she went looking for a partner to flatten the caps for her work, she turned to her brother, Rick DeGiorgio, a local attorney who told her about Workshops, Inc. "I wanted to support local people to help with my work."
Taris flattening bottle caps
The 2-step process.
Flattening the caps is a 2-step process. First, a round die is used to "flair" the cap, then on the second pass, then a flat die flattens the cap, creating the exact medium Donna is looking for. Her work is available on her etsy site, donnadigiorgioart.etsy.com, at Alabama Goods in Homewood, or you can contact her directly for custom pieces.
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