We're here to help you transform your cup collection into a functional art collection.
Every day, every person drinks from a cup. We're here to help you transform your cup collection into a functional art collection. Every piece you see on this website was handmade by a craftsperson who loves making cups; they all have a story, and a vision, and we are thrilled to share that with you.
Our glass studio in Minturn is the Drinking Vessels HQ, and also serves as a creative launchpad known as Bat Country. Drinking Vessels is focused on creating & curating cups, supporting craftspeople of all media, and partnering with incredible philanthropy organizations.
Drinking Vessels started when Ben was in college, as an outlet for his own handmade glass cups. It quickly grew to include collaborations with other glass artists, and eventually became a curator for artists of various media including glass, wood, stone and ceramics.
Goblets have long eluded artists and craftspeople, both functionally and aesthetically. The work you see here draws inspiration from across space and time; classical Venetian shapes as well as modern functional design, from Haitian mountains to the urban epicenter of New York City. We showcase decorative cups as well as fully functional and ergonomic drinkware. Each piece being handmade creates a connection between the artist and the consumer, as well as a distinction among sets. No two pieces on this site are exactly the same, and that contributes to their beauty.
In addition to supporting independent artists across the globe, Drinking Vessels is committed to social action; planting thousands of trees, bringing art class back to urban schools, feeding the hungry and more.
"I'll never forget the Thanksgiving dinner where we came up with the philanthropy project; we were talking about what we were thankful for, and about ways of giving back. The Friday after Thanksgiving, following a night full of turkey and Spotted Cow, we took part in our annual 5k run to raise money for a summer camp for kids with cancer. This inspired us to do something all year round.
We feel so fortunate for everything we have in our lives and we’re grateful to have partnerships with incredible organizations supporting causes close to our hearts.”
We've now raised over $10,000 for our philanthropy partners and we're just getting started.
We wake up every day working towards fulfilling our mission to create & curate the finest handmade drinkware while supporting independent artists and social action. We have so many people to thank for support along the way, and we're always excited to have people join us as we grow. Contact us here if you'd like to be involved.
Ben currently lives in Avon while running Bat Country @ Drinking Vessels HQ. In his free time, he is a musician and enjoys snowboarding at Vail. Recently, he's been working on a Cheese for Car Challenge; It all started with a free block of cheddar cheese and 7 trades later, he has traded up to an "off-road motorbike". He is currently listening to any offers.
Jon currently lives in Miami and gets to Colorado frequently to be in the studio. In his free time, he enjoys hammocking on the beach, scuba diving, eating, drinking and snowboarding. He's also an aspiring semi-competitive eater.
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