E-stex Glass, or Eric Stecker, started working in soft glass in 1997 in Illinois. After a couple of years working in the dynamic world of soft glass he became interested in boro. In 1999 he came to our home state of WA to start leaning lampwork. He was always inspired by the work of Bob Snodgrass(the father of glass art), and started ramping up his skills in boro.
As he developed his style he was influenced by the work of Jason Lee and his colorful reverals and wag work. Eric also liked the style of Banjo with his heady colors and faceting. Starting in 2002 Eric centered in on colorful reversal work as his style. He concentrates on a ‘seamless’ approach that allows him to scale his pieces up a bit in size. He works out of CO now and you’ll continue to see a lot of faceting in his work, and insane colors and switch work.
This is a double-layer Emerald Dichro hammer. The green/blue of the dichro makes a fantastic canvas for the bright flame wag work that’s lined in green. The underlying blue of the Emerald bleeds through in different light, the dichro reflections win out in other light. The carb is white. A lot of color on this. The crazy refracting colors of the dichro is insane in sunlight. There’s a nice fumetech implosion marble on the can. This is a very colorful piece.
At 7.75 inches long, 2 inches wide, and 2,75 inches high, this is a long hammer. The marble makes for an easy hand hold for one-handed operation. A longer piece makes for a cooler draw on dry flower pieces. Insanely colorful work from E-stex Glass!