Many of the heady glass pieces you see on our site are one of kind objects or from limited runs and small batches, which makes them ideal for those who are seeking to start a collection or anybody who wants a piece that is a bit more unique.
Heady glass is sought after by collectors and connoisseurs. Many heady glass pieces are a bit more expensive than typical ‘scientific’ pieces because of the materials used and the time it takes for the artist to create the piece, all of which is done by hand. But those who seek these heady consider the purchase an investment. As with any art piece, as the artists gains notoriety the value of the piece will go up over time.
At SmokeSmith Gear we offer heady glass pipes from artists from all over the world, including Empire Glassworks, Grog Glass and Liberty 503. We are constantly on the lookout for artists creating new and unique pieces, and we try to focus on American made artists as we feel an obligation to give them a spotlight.
Heady glass typically feature vibrant hues, and advanced glass blowing techniques that can include honeycombs, wig wag colors and detailed embellishments throughout the glass. These beautifully worked yet pieces are noted for their designs and the creativity. And, indeed, while the artistic elements of the piece are often the motivation for its creation, all the heady glass we sell are also noted for their functionality. Heady glass is truly the merger of form and function.
Much of the heady glass we see today incorporate elements of pop culture, such as this Rick Themed Glass Pipe from Chameleon Glass, based on the titular character from the Rick and Morty show on Adult Swim. Another great example of a heady piece is this Flowered Dual Use Water Pipe from Grog Glass. Noteworthy for the colors and the intricacy of its design this a work of art that you can nonetheless use to smoke daily.