Top: Another glassware gun—this one’s an object d'arte paper-weight, rather than a container, although it is probably made of glass from melted beer bottles; lower left: vases based on those bear-shaped honey containers; lower right: “JP’s Apothecary”—hand blown from recycled beer bottles. (Boxes are handmade from reclaimed wood and the backdrop is mirrored)
The altered green beer bottles (below) are what drew me to Esque Studio’s booth at Gift Fair. Glass-blowing duo, Justin Parker and Andi Kovel make high-concept, decorative glassware.
I spoke briefly with Justin at their booth and learned that, although they still use “pure glass“ (for customers that prefer their glass: crystal-clear and bubble free), their re-melted, recycled glass work has become increasing popular—both for its appealing imperfections and its eco-cachét.
(Another variation on their re-purposed beer bottle theme, after the fold…)
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