Liquid Sand Studio CFL Purple Sage Sidecar Hammer


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Liquid Sand Studio CFL Purple Sage Sidecar Hammer

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Martha Proctor of Liquid Sand Studio first met Bob Snodgrass(the father of pipemaking) on the Grateful Dead tours of the early 90’s. This got her first interest in boro started, as she was inspired by the ‘coolness’ of Bob and his fame in the Deadhead scene. Collecting his work was a status symbol among her friends. She later started selling boro on tours with the Dead and Phish in the 90’s. She was an art major in college, and developed a desire to make glass herself. Martha learned making beads in soft glass around 2003 with Nancy Tobey. Shortly after she learned boro beadmaking from Bandhu Dunham, continuing to broaden her skillset in glass.

For eight years she worked in selling beads in soft glass, boro, and making pendants of both. Martha wanted to start in to pipemakiung, just like Bob – her inspiration. But she found she was unable to find someone to teach her borosilicate pipemaking as a mentor in her area of the US. So, in 2012 she started teaching herself pipemaking with online research and home study. By 2014 she had developed her own distinctive style of functional glass shaping and forming. She brought along the florals from her beads and pendants days as she loved the theme of flowers. Since then she’s been developing her skills and reputation with Liquid Sand Studio.

This is a Purple Sage sidecar hammer by Martha Proctor of Liquid Sand Studio. The colors on this are outstanding across different shades of blue, violet, purple, and red. The carb and mouthpiece are lined in Portland Gray and it looks great. Martha worked CFL Amber Purple Satin into this piece in the dotwork on the can and the stem by the can. They light up hot pink under UV light. You can’t see the CFL Amber Purple Satin in the daylight, but under UV light the red/pink highlights really stand out and adds a nice detail. The rich purples and violets on this really work. The tight shaping on this shows growth in Martha’s skill. Beautiful work!

This is a left-handed sidecar from Martha. The can is on the left with a left-facing carb. A sidecar is a little larger for a dry piece, and the main thing you’ll notice is the extra space gives your pull a little time to cool. It’s a smoother pull for a dry piece. At 5.5 inches overall length this is a medium piece. It’s around 3 inches high, and 3.5 inches wide. A beautiful sidecar from Martha Proctor!

Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 3.5 × 3 in