Plastic artisan Debbie Vogel.

by Megan Bayliss | November 10, 2016 12:36 pm

Deb with her completed coin purse from plastic.
Deb with her completed coin purse from plastic.

Reusers of plastic in art and crafts come from all walks of life. Long gone is the popular (albeit mythical) stereotypical gorilla-art-loving-hippy who chains themselves to trees and eats tofu as a treat (actually, I really like tofu...and trees).

Plastic artists and crafters look, and act, just like the woman next door. In fact, the people living next door to Debbie Vogel, (left) may well know she is an IT business woman but not know how talented she is with an iron and a heap of single use waste plastics. Check out what she does:

The divine Debbie Vogel, recycled plastic mogul, shriveled like her plastic under a hot iron when I referred to her as an artist. She is not formally trained and is a relative newcomer to the world of professional creativity so therefore she prefers the label artisan.

I bequest her a new title: Debbie Vogel, plarnisan and recycled plastic mogul.

The woman's recycled artistic ventures are amazing. I am so very privileged to count her as a sister member of The Junk Weavers Inc and I got to hang out with her not once, but twice, on our recent recycled craft tour to Hobart. She is just fabulous.

Here's a few of her recycled plastic treats (and she reckons she's not an artist......pleeeeaaaaaassssse!)

Woven from plastic bags.
Woven from plastic bags.
Made from fused plastics.
Made from fused plastics.

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Plastic bottle jewelery
Plastic bottle jewelry
Reused clothing
Reused clothing

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Blending reused with natural.....and the chocolate wrappers were earmarked for weaving :)
Blending reused with natural.....and the chocolate wrappers were earmarked for weaving 🙂

Connect with Deb Vogel at Funktionart[1]. Let her know if you like the type of garbage she talks. I love it and I'm going to keep talking it so Deb and I can be true sisters who walk our trash.

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  1. Funktionart: https://www.facebook.com/fun.with.funktionart/
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