Evan Cals, or Ecalsarts, started working in the flame in the Winter of 2014-2015. It was his senior year of high school at a school focused on the arts in New Hampshire. He had been exploring various creative forms like sculpture and 3D art for years while attending the art school. When he got on the torch he was hooked, and had found his medium. He was able to get an apprenticeship with Rob Dworkin and study glass in the flame for around a year before Evan set up his own studio for glass art. Like many glass artists, Evan found that fuming drew his interest the most. Working with clear boro and precious metals means the kaleidoscope of patterns and colors in fuming comes from a ‘bare bones’ approach, yet has endless possibilities. He continues to evolve his style and skill on the torch today in NH.
This is a large Peace Pipe steamroller by Evan Cals. Great shaping on this, it’s an interesting piece. The large marble is fantastic with an implosion flower that the marble lenses from different angles for a great visual effect. Two smaller fume marbles are also on the stem. The style of fuming transitions from one end to the other for a great look. The washed out heady dot box on the mouthpiece meets a small fumicello section in the stem. Then a ruby gold swirl of fume takes over at the can and runs to the carb. The marble is also a kickstand which makes the piece stable when sitting on a flat surface. Glass screen already in the bowl. Beautiful work by Evan Cals!
At 7.75 inches long, 2.8 inches wide with marbles included, and 2.5 inches tall this is a larger steamroller. Great hold to this. You are easily able to use it with one hand. The welds look like old washers on brass pipes back in the old days. Remember, the oxygen blast of a steamroller tends to cause headrushes. Best to sit down when you roll. Beautiful fume work out of New Hampshire!