In 1996, after reading an article about the death of the great Harry Eng, Jeff became fascinated with Harry’s Impossible Bottles. He simply had to learn how to make them.
After three and a half years of breaking hundreds of bottles and ruining hundreds upon hundreds of decks of cards, he finally put his first deck of cards into a bottle. That was just the beginning. Soon he was putting all kinds of objects into bottles: Bars of soap, baseballs, golf balls, ping-pong balls, packs of cigarettes, tennis balls, pairs of scissors, padlocks and even a pair of gym shoes. To Date, Jeff has duplicated about eight of Harry Eng’s Impossible Bottles and has plans for more.
In the year 2000, Jeff created the Bottle Magic website and began offering more than fifteen different bottle types to clients world-wide.
Jeff’s artistry has garnered him clients throughout the United States and worldwide. His bottles are collected in Australia, Austria, Germany, France, Japan, England and beyond. Every bottle is individually made and proudly signed for authenticity.
Jeff Scanlan’s work has followed in the footsteps of the master of Impossible Bottles, the late Harry Eng. Through Bottle Magic, Jeff has not only kept Harry’s art form alive, but has also created his own style of bottles as well. We invite you to view the catalog of bottles and find one for yourself, a client or that special someone.