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 a fantastic fumed hammer from Tyler with bubble trap work, two fumed horns, marbles, and beautiful fuming. Colorful fumicello spirals down each horn is really nice. There are four marbles on this. Two are swirling fumicello approaches, the third is a honeycomb. The fourth marble is a violet fume orb with a silver blue halo. The can has dot box fuming with symmetrical bubble trap on the face of the can. It looks amazing from any angle. That back of the can has silver blue champagne fuming that balances out the overall look really well. The stem is fumed violet with linework and it looks great. The color change will be revealing on this. Beautiful MooseandFire hammer!
At 2.5 inches tall, 2.75 inches wide including marbles and carb, and 5.25 inches deep, this is a medium hammer that leans small. Thick glass for a beefy feel. The bowl is about a snap with a 3mm hole. The oversized carb makes for easy control of the pull. Fantastic work from Tyler Massoth!