Glass is a relatively common material, but the sculptural works that some artists create with it are anything but ordinary. Chicago-based glass artist Josh DeWall is an artist who breaks the boundaries of the profession. He creates intricate, nature-inspired sculptures and tableware that showcase his incredible talent. He is the creator of this incredible octopus shaped wine decanter.
Handmade Octopus decanter captures the beauty of the sea creature, with a head, eyes and eight intricate tentacles with glass suction cups. In one video posted on Instagram, DeWall shows how to use the unusual ship. He pours red wine into the head of the glass octopus, allowing the liquid to flow through its body and tentacles until it reaches a bowl at the bottom. It can hold an entire wine bottle in its form, and when you’re ready to pour a glass, simply hold the decanter by one of its tentacles and spill the liquid.
This one-of-a-kind piece is a great conversation starter for dinner parties, but due to its intricate shape, you might be wondering how to clean it up. DeWall assures that it’s easy to do with soap and water, but he adds: “And if more is needed, denatured alcohol and of course salt will do.”
Check out DeWall’s Octopus Decanter below, and see more of the artist’s impressive glass works at Instagram.
Glass artist Josh DeWall designed this amazing octopus decanter.
When you want a glass of wine, simply hold the decanter by one of its tentacles and spill the liquid.
All images via Josh DeWall
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