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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!
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The technique called Sandblasting involves using fine grit material and pressured air to etch into the glass and give it a frosted cool and a unique texture that many love.
Marble Slinger is a well-known professional glassblower who works and teaches out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is best recognized for shining a light on the functional glassblowing as an American folk art, and he even directed and produced a 2012 documentary about the movement. His pieces will often use iconic images from pop culture inspired by pop artists and street artists. He is also known for his penchant for sandblasting. Marble Singer's pieces all use phenomenal color working, and he is looked up to by many of his tutors and peers. Smoke Cartel is so glad to have Marble Singer pieces available, and he's a glassblower that has inspired us from the start.