Nowadays, you may find a lot of glass smoking pipes for sale. They differ in size, form, and design. But how are they made? Inspired artists spend countless hours to create something that is indeed perfect. There are dozens of cannabis glassblowers around the world; they can forge anything they find, from spoon pipes to uniquely decorated headies, while you are reading this. We have decided to draw your attention to the hard workers who make your smoking hobby possible and even unforgettable. Plus, if you get interested in glass making, then you may become one of those we are talking about!
How are cannabis glass pipes created?
You may not believe us, but it takes an insane amount of skills and practice to make the perfect, one-of-a-kind glass pipe with your own hands. When you hold a handcrafted pipe in the store, you do not think about those pipes that an artist has cracked to make the flawless one. When artists first start out on the torch, they usually begin with cannabis hand pipes or glass bowls. It is a phenomenal way to get the chops down before moving towards more complicated parts. To create a handmade glass pipe, an artist begins with taking a long glass tube and breaking it into four parts, about four inches long each. Then they have to decorate each section using one of the numerous techniques depending on the look they are going for. Fuming, caning, dichro, latticino, wrap and rakes, or murrine techniques can be used according to the artist’s capabilities. Then, the artist can create different shapes of smoking glass pipes by heating them and then stretching the neck. After that, the mouthpiece has to be shaped. Then, it is time to move on to the bowl. For that, a glassblower extremely carefully shapes the bowl by gently blowing into the end of the glass tube and moving the glass in a circular motion in front of the flame. It ensures an even and consistent shape of the bowl. Next step assumes the addition of any accents or grips. And finally the last step: the artist has to press the hot glass pipe onto a plate to make its bottom flattened. Finally, the glass bowl is placed in the kiln or broken clean from the handle to let it cool down.