Connected by Glass: Glass Pipes

A glass pipe with brightly colored orange, blue, green, and purple swirls in front of a white circle featuring a honeycomb pattern
September 28, 2021 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Cannabis pipemaking is one of the fastest growing areas of art glass production in the 21st century. Rooted in counterculture, and highly influenced by the Grateful Dead and hip-hop, pipemakers have brought new techniques and imaginative approaches to borosilicate glass. As cannabis legalization has taken hold across much of the country, it has opened the door for major art institutions like The Corning Museum of Glass to start collecting and highlighting the movement, the objects, and the makers.

In this virtual event, hear from Susie Silbert, curator of postwar & contemporary glass on the history of pipe making in the United States and why we’re talking about it now, with an introduction by Karol Wight, president and executive director. Then, learn from artists about their work and the latest on what’s happening with pipemaking in a panel discussion with makers including Micah Evans, Earl Jr., and Nicole Berger, moderated by Eric Goldschmidt, flameworker and properties of glass programs supervisor.

How to Join and Connect Live

Join us on Zoom for this Connected by Glass: Glass Pipes event on September 28. The event is free, and registration is requiredRegister now.

Unable to watch the live event? The live stream will be uploaded to YouTube. Plus, find hundreds of hours of live streamed demonstrations on the Corning Museum of Glass YouTube channel. 

Photo credit: Glass pipe by Earl Jr. in collaboration with Disk (@disk_glass)