Tyler Massoth, or Mooseandfire 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 exceptional fumed hammer from Tyler with bubble trap work. The execution here came together so well. Ruby gold fuming laid thick on the can, with an amazing bubble trap with dot box foot. The stem is fumed violet and the purple tone adds a lot to the look. Two small fumicello marbles are almost hidden on this. When the clean execution comes together like this, sometimes the best decision an artist can make is to stop. No horns or other adornment here. The color change will be stunning on this. A beautiful dry piece!
The large snorkel carb provides easy control over your pull. At 2.75 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide including the carb, and 5.5 inches deep, this is a medium hammer. The bowl has a 5mm hole so a jack will be easy. Fantastic work from Tyler Massoth!