Advancement of Glass

The Development and Advancement of Glass throughout History

bongMechanical presses in the late nineteenth century produced glass quickly and abundantly, leading to Americans, of even the most limited incomes, owning items such as jars, bong outlet and bottles.

Glass manufacturing has been booming ever since. 1960 spawned the need for small independent studios, so artists may use their own originality in experimenting with the unlimited shapes and colors of glass creations. Just a couple of the most popular works of art are glass pipes and glass bongs. Long ago, it was the preferred method to smoke tobacco and we see it making an enormous comeback in the present day.

Glass water pipes in comparison to glass bongs, are generally smaller and handheld with a carb on the side to be covered briefly when inhaling. Glass bongs tend to be a bit more complex and may come in all shapes and sizes. Bongs hold more water, and instead of having a carb, they have a bowl to place tobacco, as well as a stem to lift out once the chamber is full. Smoke filtered through the water has an effect of a much smoother puff.

Bongs and pipes have become so popular that glass blowers are going to extremely imaginative lengths to come up with new designs. From bongs shaped like anything you can think of: skulls, animals, automobiles, and even tiny bong necklaces. Not to be outdone, pipes have also taken on many shapes and appearances with bright and dazzling colors.

Taken very seriously, a demand of larger displays and expositions has emerged. Las Vegas and other art showcases across the United States is verification of the passion collectors demonstrate for glass water pipes and bongs.

bongWith no slowing down in sight, glass blowers must continue to be innovative to keep ahead of the competition and express their designs through art. Working carefully with two thousand degree furnaces, and the delicate ways of gradually constructing glass without shattering it, is a career for those who truly have a fervor for challenges.

We look around and take little notice to the uses of glass around us. Windows, light bulbs, dishes, and the process of making them means hardly anything in our minds. It truly takes something as unique as glass art to appreciate the intricate work and wonders of glassblowers with the beautiful pieces they share.