Carsten Carlile is one of the most promising heady glass artists in the industry today. With a wonderful eye for color working, Carlile crafts sculpture style pipes inspired by skeletons, Volkswagons, characters, and figurines. He got his start in the glass industry in 1995, when he started glass blowing after working as a sweeper in a glass shop. He now has a gallery in San Jose, California called the "Carlile Glass Gallery." Carlile produces all of his pieces at his studio in Bend, Oregon. He has spoken candidly about his dreams of making the industry known, a goal we support here at Smoke Cartel while knowing wholeheartedly that Carlile has the talent to make it happen.