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Those of you who have been into one of our shops or browsed our photos online know that we pride ourselves in our selection of local, hand-blown glass pipes. While we also aim to be your one-stop-shop for all your smoke and toke needs, we are The Glass House, after all.
When most people think of the art of glass blowing, they probably don’t immediately connect the thought with glass pipes. The studio glass movement began in the 1960’s when a ceramics professor and a chemist/engineer held workshops at the Toledo Museum of Art. During these workshops, they experimented with creating blown glass art from melted glass in a small furnace. It exploded into a worldwide movement. Now, many museums, studios, and educational institutions offer glassblowing resources for training and sharing.
And although many folks may not connect glass pipes with art, we believe they truly are an artistic medium, and we love knowing the pieces we use to smoke are one-of-a-kind.
In the DFW area alone, there are plenty of places to learn the basics of glassblowing.
Vetro Glassblowing in Grapevine features paperweight workshops for beginners, and a more advanced glassblowing class for those who have completed the prerequisites.
Similarly, Dallas Glass Blowing offers paperweight workshops for beginners. (What can be easier to start with than a paperweight, right?)
Bowman Glass in Dallas offers classes for beginners – no experience necessary!
In Forth Worth, American Glass Supply features a variety of classes for beginners and experts alike.
So, creative people, what’s stopping you? Check out one of these classes today! And keep us in mind when you’re crafting beautiful glass pipes.