We’ve heard the rumors. Not everyone wants to spend all day snorkeling, relaxing on the beach, drinking at a beach bar or sight-seeing. Sometimes, people want to do a little learning and a little shopping. We have found no better place (yet) in our boat adventures than Green VI.
Green VI is a glass studio in Cane Garden Bay, Tortola that “demonstrates trash to treasure in action”. Which means, while you watch, they use old stuff (bottles, t-shirts for packing, etc) to make very cool stuff.
Using recycled glass from the bars and restaurants on Tortola, Green VI heats up the glass (they’re currently in the process of using old fryer oil for fuel).
Then, they gently blow (the yellow/orange ball above became a Christmas ornament) the glass into the desired shape. During this entire process, the glass blower was telling us exactly what he was doing, alternatives to the process to make different things and answering any questions we came up with. In the photograph above, you can see the different powdered colors of glass they use for coloring a piece.