Gandalfs – This gets noticed! As homage to Gandalf the Grey, The Tastebud’s “Gandalf” piece is a tribute to his iconic pipe, with its long slender stem and simple bowl shape. The vast majority of Gandalfs are a single piece of pulled glass, a technique many beginners start with. But you can see from the pop of the silver fuming, the detail of the sand carved motifs, and the more sophisticated techniques used in the deep blue Cobalt glass, we have taken this to a new level. The intricate designs that create each theme throw light beautifully while the deep blue of the Cobalt creates the perfect contrast. These look so amazing as they transform from cobalt blue to deep black with use, that you may struggle with the decision to keep it black or return it to its original blue with a simple cleaning.