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By Smoke Cartel Crew on May 23, 2019

What is Color Changing or Fumed Glass?

Color changing glass or Fumed glass? Whichever term you prefer to use, fumed and color changing techniques create some of the most beautiful glass water pipes because of how they reflect light.  

With an almost magical reflective quality, fumed pieces stand out. Let's take a quick look at how fumed glass came about:

An accidental discovery

A glassblower by the name of Bob Snodgrass (perhaps one of the most respected and most veterans in the industry) accidentally vaporized a piece of silver and its fumes landed on the piece he was working on.  

At first, he thought he had ruined a perfectly clean piece.  But then, he saw the effect it made and saw the possibilities with using these fumes in his glass. He had invented a new way to color glass pieces.

Since then, fuming has been used by many glassblowers and is a time honored technique from around the world.  In glassblowing, it has created some very inspiring work.


Fumed Glass at SmokeCartel

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Smoke Cartel Crew

Written by the staff here at Smoke Cartel. Our passionate team of headshop professionals are dedicated to educating people on products in the online headshop industry, from glass, to vaporizes, and all the consumption devices and accessories in between.

We believe that knowing how your products are made, what they were originally designed for, and how to properly use them - is essential to keeping our customers happy. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to reach out to us!


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