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Crafting Art and Function: The Intricate Glass Blowing Process Behind Bong Creation

Functional blown glass is an art form that seamlessly blends creativity with functionality, and one of the most intriguing applications of this craft is the creation of unique and aesthetically pleasing bongs. In this blog article, we’ll take a captivating journey through the mesmerizing glass blowing process, unveiling the artistry and precision involved in crafting …

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Understanding the Difference Between THC and THC-A, and Their Psychoactive Effects

Cannabis is a complex plant that contains a multitude of compounds, each with its own unique properties and effects. Two of the primary cannabinoids found in cannabis, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid), play crucial roles in influencing the plant’s psychoactive effects. In this article, we will delve into the distinctions between THC and THC-A …

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Glass Knowledge: CFL, UV and Opals

We’ve talked about the different types of glass, now let’s get into the artistic elements. While there are hundreds of different names and terms that are used to describe glass, some of the popular ones that aren’t commonly known about are CFL, UV Reactive, and glass additions such as Opals. CFL or Compact Fluorescent Light …

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Featured Artist Nov: Leviathan Glass

@Leviathan Glass, or Dale C  is an artist based in Memphis Tennessee that’s been blowing glass since 2001. He was originally drawn in because of the rarity of glass at the time. Leviathan said he was a teenager carving pipes from wood when he decided he was going to learn how to make the cool …

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Why is Glass So Expensive?

The Reasons Behind the Cost of High Quality Glass You may have asked at some point “Why does this pipe cost more than $100?” and been left a little confused when not given a good explanation. There are quite a few possible reasons for this, one of them being that glass is art! We know …

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Featured Artist June: Smply GlassWorks

SmplyGlassWorks, also known as Brett Burford, has been blowing glass for the last 6 years. He’s always loved creating art and glass has been the medium he found he enjoys the most. You can definitely see some influence of his first mentor, Dawghouseglass, in the clean wigwag of pieces he produces. SmplyGlassWorks finds inspiration in …

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Featured Artist March: Empty1

Empty1, also known as Mike Turner on Instagram, has been blowing glass since March of 2002. In early 1999 he met a glass artist, and after seeing the process Mike was hooked on the idea of blowing glass. When asked about mentors, he mentioned Vastglass, Etznotsure, Tymeone, Casey, Matt and Amy from Pure Virtue as …

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Featured Artist Feb: High Bastard Boro

High Bastard Boro has been blowing glass since November of 2011, he loved glass and used to frequent smoke shops near him just to look at the functional art. It was a small jump when he realized he could buy a torch and dive deep into glass blowing on his own. When asked about mentors …

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Featured Artist Jan: Filla John

Filla John started blowing glass about 17 years ago in 2005. He was at the Tonasket Barter Faire where he saw OG Badger Glass, his first mentor, selling pipes. After picking up one of the glass pipes, he was given a business card and told to call the guy when he got back to Spokane. Filla John recalls walking into …

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Featured Artist Dec: FullSpec Glass

Ben Lonien, founder of FullSpec Glass Works was born and raised in Bend Oregon. In his early yearsBen loved drawing, oil painting, and clay work. Ben always had a passion for creatingbeautiful art he was able to further that passion with the support of his mother Bobbie JoBlood. Ben started his glass journey at the …

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Soft Glas vs Hard Glass; What’s the difference?

If you frequent head shops and dispensaries you may have heard the terms“soft glass” and “hard glass” thrown around in reference to some of the pieces andwondered what they meant. All it really is, is a slang term for the material used.Soft glass, or soda lime glass, is a mixture of silica, soda ash, and …

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Featured Artist Nov: StarSeed Glass

StarSeed Glass has been working with glass for the last 19 years. At the age of 5, he saw an episode of the PBS show “3-2-1-contact” that showed a soft glass demonstration and he fell in love. After studying ceramics for about 6 years, he made the direct transition into glassblowing. StarSeedGlass learned the fundamentals …

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