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"Mind's Eye" Sherlock
How It's Made
Glass Spoon Pipes
Despite their straightforward nature, making hand pipes requires a large amount of training and experience. Glass artists start with a tube about four inches long and decorate it with a variety of techniques such as fuming, linework, etc. Next the artist starts to create the shape of the pipe by stretching the neck and forming the mouthpiece. The artist then carefully blows into the end of the tube to expand the glass and shape the bowl. They then push the bowl and pop the carb before placing it in the kiln to finish!
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Features of this Sherlock
There are many advantages to a bent neck design. Some people prefer it because of the aesthetics, but the bent neck serves an important function in some pieces. Because of the angle, it prevents splash-back into your mouth.
Robert Kincheloe of Clifton, Virginia is the talented glassblower behind Bull Run Valley Glass. Kincheloe has been blowing glass since 1997, and his expertise and master craftsmanship shows in both his designs and functionality. Glass pieces from Bull Run Valley Glass are usually bright and colorful with a curvy and rounded signature style. Kincheloe's dreams for his craft is to expand community awareness of non-traditional arts and for the functional glass industry in particular. He is currently working on experimenting with different kiln working techniques, and Smoke Cartel is especially excited to see what he comes up with next! Keep an eye on Robert Kincheloe and Bull Run Valley Glass - these remarkable heady pieces are sure to be a mainstay in your glass collection.