The Glass Owl Gold Fume Spoon 4
Kulture has always prided itself by carrying American made glass from everywhere in the United States and now with this batch from the last great frontier we may have finally acquired some of the finest borosilicate functional art from all 50 states. The Glass Owl hails from Alaska and stamps each creation with the states abbreviated initials AK. One of the coolest modern techniques used by todays lamp workers is called Fuming. Fuming involves some science as well as some borosilicate wizardy and luckily for the borosilicate art community Bob Snodgrass shared this technique with us many years ago. The color for the pipe itself comes from Gold Fuming which is when pure gold is set ablaze and caught in the glass. Then the trapped fumes are baked into the glass and then finally brought out to various shades by the artist. The hand pipe also has a couple of accent dots to give you a sturdy spot opposite your carb hole when you tap out your pipe. This pipe is approximately 4.5” long by 2.5” at it’s widest point and the bowl press is .75” wide by .75” deep. This spoon is signed and dated in Ti pen by the artist on the bottom of the hand pipe near the stamp.