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
Based out of Placentia, CA, Empire Glassworks creates highly detailed and intricately crafted by their team of highly skilled glassblowers. Their work is based on a lot of popular culture and genres, and they like to incorporate dichroic glass in their creations. Most of their glass colors are custom mixed, and they take great pride in their work!