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.
A fumicello chillum with 2 marbles by Tyler Massoth. This is a dream carry piece for heady glass. Extra sleeves make it thick like a tank. Marbles on each side make it easy to handle for a small piece. The flower bowl is a nice useable size. But the star is the fumetech Tyler pulled off in the marbles and tube. If you look carefully in the photos you can see the deep blue halo following the fumicello lines down the tube. An array of colors in this will become more intense with use. As a heady piece for an easy smoke while on a hike or camping, it’s hard to beat.
1 inch tall, 1.75 inches wide, and 2.25 inches long. A thick little heady tank of a chillum with spectacular color! This piece is signed “Moose” and dated in Ti pen. Fantastic work from Tyler Massoth!