Deranged Lion x Erin Cartee Functional Rubber Band Shooter Hand Pipe
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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!
Features of this Spoon
We consider this piece to have thick glass, which helps with the durability of certain glass items. Thick glass means your piece is less likely to break as a result of damage. While many of our pieces have thick glass, we felt the need to point it out specifically here.
Deranged Lion consists of husband and wife team Jaime Lionel and Gretchen Watkins. The two share in the glasswork, and Jaime focuses on detailed color working while Gretchen contributes her gorgeous and stylized etchings. The two are based out of Asheville, North Carolina and are an influential part of the Asheville glassblowing scene. The two have done a multitude of collabs with other blowers in the area. Each Deranged Lion piece is heady and one-of-a-kind. We know that the Deranged Lion team is constantly creating, and we're excited to continue featuring their unique and complementary work on the Smoke Cartel site.Browse more from Deranged Lion