These Glass Creatures Are Whimsical Works of Art

Michele Debczak

There’s no shortage of adorable critter-inspired products available on Etsy. Instead of making paper prints or stitching creations from felt, Kiev-based artist Nikita Drachuk sculpts his pieces from colorful glass.

Colossal recently highlighted some of the artist’s work, which includes glass slugs, spiders, octopuses, and even fictional creatures like winged horses. To craft them, Drachuk employs a technique called lampwork. This involves manipulating glass into elegant shapes after it has been melted with a high-heat torch. The result is a work of art that looks lifelike enough to get up and walk (or fly, swim, or scurry) away. After checking out a few of Drachuk’s best pieces below, you can head over to his Etsy shop to see more.

[h/t Colossal]

All images courtesy of Nikita Drachuk via Instagram.

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