Tyler Massoth, or Moose and Fire Glass, got his start in glass art from his father. In 1999, at 6 years of age, Tyler started helping his dad make blown Christmas ornaments. This went on for years and he learned a lot from this informal training. Around 13 or 14 Tyler developed an interest in color changing glass and started trying to learn pipemaking. He did his own self education on fuming with precious metals, and started making crude attempts. Over the next 10 years Tyler refined and developed his own fuming and shaping style as he had no mentors to teach him. This made his development a slow process, but that is also the reason his fuming and shaping has a rather unique look – his styles were developed on his own. Tyler now has a signature heady look to his work that is striking at a glance.
This is an amazing bubble trap chillum by Tyler Massoth of Moose and Fire Glass. The can is oversized a bit, which is a fantastic way to show off the beautiful dot box fuming with symmetrical bubble trap. The stem is an intense violet fuming that shimmers with color. There are three fumicello marbles, and one fumed horn with a bubble float. One marble is a honeycomb fume, one a fumicello orb with silver halo, and the third is a subtle blue implosion fume. The can shape is really cool on this. This is an insanely heady chillum that will stand out in any collection!
3.6 inches tall, 2 inches wide with marbles, 1.8 inches wide without. A beefy bubble trap chillum with remarkable color! The dot box fume and all the other colors will become more pronounced with the color change. Fantastic work from Tyler Massoth!