Ghanaian artist melts glass waste into wonders
13 April 2022 | 5:38 am
Ghana's only glass blower says he is on a mission to reduce the country's glass waste and wasteful imports. Michael Tetteh built his own glassblowing studio in 2012 from scrap metal and clay bricks and today produces dozens of eclectic pieces each week from recycled TV screens, window panes and soda bottles.
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