Justin Parker and Andi Kovel started Esque Studio to use their glass-blowing techniques to “create original, conceptual and content-based work, attaching craft to function to fine art.” More conceptual artists than craftspeople, Parker and Kovel have exhibited their work alongside art world luminaries like Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, Kiki Smith and Damien Hirst. Their utterly unique Glass Skull (2010) is the embodiment of the duo’s artistic vision, using a traditional material (glass) to create something beautiful, inspiring and a little naughty. A bit glam, a bit Goth, the Skull is made from smoked glass and has a silvered interior and gold leaf accents, like its tooth. Hand-sculpted, no two are exactly alike.
via Design Within Reach.