by Sally / September 28, 2005

Justin Parker and Andi Kovel head Esque, a glass design studio. Their monolith sculptural pieces are very difficult to make; the glass starts off like a blob, weighing in around 70 lbs (when not moving), it's blown into a huge ball, which is then heated until it's moving rapidly. Then Justin swings the molten hot form to verticle on the blowpipe, stretching and blowing the shape to it's 4 to 5 foot length. It's then laid onto a temporary form where Andi then molds it with thick cork pads into it's final shape. The finished form is cut and polished, then silvered, and finally sealed on the bottom with a form fit glass base. SMK





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