Our Winter 2018 Line is unlike any other, an exquisite selection of hand blown accessories, lighting, and barware that transform artistic form and process into function. The line is a passionate play on heritage and materiality through color and use.Read More
Esque Studio Partner Andi Kovel featured in Gray Magazine No 39 "Design Dynasties."Read More
Transforming any space through the use of Pendant Lights. Esque Studio provides a variety of handblown pieces to fit any budget and decor.Read More
Modern magazine: DESIGN Lighting the Way: Glassblowers and the Marriage of Glass and Light By ANNETTE ROSE-SHAPIRO | March 24, 2017 /
Andi Kovel, co-owner with Justin Parker of ESQUE Studio in Portland, Oregon, says “Justin and I met at UrbanGlass, where we taught and worked as artists-for-hire for fine artists and designers.” By the time they moved to Portland and opened their own studio, they were well established with a clientele that recognized their ability to creating high-end custom lighting. See full article here---> http://modernmag.com/lighting-the-way-glassblowers-and-the-marriage-of-glass-and-light/6/
Esque Studio is a result of a 20 year long collaboration between two highly skilled Portland, Oregon based glass artists. The Esque Studio 20 Year Retrospective Exhibition at PDX is a dazzling visual tribute to the innovative contemporary glass art and design crafted by the renowned dynamic duo of Esque Studio, Andi Kovel and Justin Parker. Trained and versed in classic techniques, Andi and Justin produce elegant modern glass work while setting new trends in the art and design worlds.
The name Esque refers to the suffix meaning “in the manner of”, and is an intentional nod to and acknowledgment of outside influences and inspiration. The vision and ultimate goal of Esque Studio is to “lead the movement of trend by creating new notions in glass by attaching craft to function to fine art, and to break away from the notion of craft as kitsch.”
“The interplay between craft and design has been at the core of the Esque Studio mission and intention from its inception. The two movements are inseparable. As we hand make each of our objects to order, a deep understanding and mastery of our craft is crucial in realizing our designs. Our objects are meant to be held and used functionally; they are aimed at the design industry and away from the pedestal. There’s a certain pleasure in handling thoughtfully made objects that is indescribable. We’re making art in disguise as design to foster that experience.”
Esque Studio's Glass Eyes, designed by Justin Parker, featured in Interior Design's Fall Market Tabloid. Issue out now!
Many thanks to Heath for this peak into our studio and to Boone Speed for all his stunning images over the years.