By Joint Forces
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 Spoon
Electroforming is a process in which a coating of conductive layer is applied and delicately used to fuse copper and other metals onto the glass. This beautiful and difficult technique creates a glass on metal look that stuns.
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.
Joint Forces LLC is a distributor of handmade American glassware. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Joint Forces is at the epicenter of the southeastern glassblowing scene. Joint Forces sees some of the most impressive heady pieces on the eastern coast come through, and has had the opportunity to collaborate with many American artists. The goal of Joint Forces is to give the artists they work with the best representation possible. By providing retailers with selections of the highest quality American glass art, Joint Forces is working to make non-traditional folk art available to collectors everywhere. Smoke Cartel is a proud retailer of Joint Forces heady glass, and we love to share from the unique and incredibly talented artists that are able to support themselves through this passionate distributor.