Founded by Christine Facella in 2007, Beetle & Flor is a Brooklyn based design studio which focuses on creating unique handmade items for the home. The North American Wildlife series grew out a love of the natural world, and dates back to the days when Christine worked as a freelance artist at the Museum of Natural History in NY, where she drew countless turtle skulls.
Proceeds from B&F's products support design projects with artisans in disadvantaged communities.
Cast in unglazed porcelain, this skull has a beautiful matte white finish. It is rendered to anatomical perfection with the skull and lower mandible (jaw) as two separate pieces. The teeth are glazed in either clear gloss or gold luster which contrasts with the otherwise raw finish.