Esque Studio Partner Andi Kovel featured in Gray Magazine No 39 "Design Dynasties."Read More
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.”
The Year of the Snake: Our Venom candlesticks set the tone for 2013. According to Chinese symbology, the snake is regarded as intelligent with a tendency to be somewhat unscrupulous. View our shop site for ordering details.
Just Released: Geoff Mctfetridge + Esque For Bushmills. We produced a limited edition of 75 of Geoff's decanter design. Available for sale of our shop site now.
New Exhibit: Shanghai Museum of Glass. Keep it Glassy. Esque has multiple works and our "Glass is Liquid" video on display, and will now be part of their permanent collection. Opens March 28th.