Beetleseuss Glass, or Ty Ault, started learning lampwork in 2000 at Cornbread Studios in San Diego, CA. Ty’s primary mentor was Chris Dawson from the Corvalis, Oregon school of heady glass. Arty, Ryno, Marek Rudak, and Mike Fro were some of the artists in the studio. After bringing his skillset up in San Diego Ty moved to the Big Island of HI for years. There he worked with Jesse Taj, loved the island life, and set up a studio on HI where he and Jesse blew glass. After four years or so Ty moved to Austin, Texas and took classes from and studied with Scott Deppe. After working on his skillset in Texas, in 2012 Ty moved back to San Diego. He started Beetleseuss Glass, and set up a new studio to work in. He was thrilled to have his original glassblowing mentor Chris Dawson soon come to join him in his San Diego studio, where they work together to this day.
This is a collab hammer by Beetleseuss Glass and his early lampworking mentor Chris Dawson. They work together in their San Diego studio. Chris is from the Corvalis school of glassblowing in Oregon, he started blowing glass in 1995. Beautiful Purple Lollipop with yellow honeycomb sections is a nice color scheme. The red marble is UV reactive and pops bright red under UV light. The other wag marble is white with a touch of Secret White backing. The honeycomb sections have a ‘sooty’ look to them that is fantastic. The toe of the can has white dot work and it’s a nice touch that sets the piece off. Beautiful work from Ty Ault of Beetleseuss Glass and Chris Dawson!
6 inches in length, 2.25 inches wide, and 3.25 inches tall. This is a medium-sized hammer with a taller can. A large carb gives great control of your pull. The disc on the right side works as perfect landing for your finger, and makes working your thumb on the carb a pleasure. A fantastic heady hammer collab from Ty and Chris!