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 new design from Tyler, the Peace Pipe. This pipe only lays on its side by design with 2 fantastic fumed horns. Two marbles are on the can. A smaller honeycomb up top and a larger fumicello marble at the bottom. The Peace Pipe is like a beefy chillum made into a hammer with a generous bowl. The stem is heavily fumed and shimmers with color. The can, or tube has Tyler’s signature champagne fuming. Like small bubbles in champagne, fuming collects around small bubble clusters in the glass and stands out against the silver blue background. The bubbles against the blue takes on a swirling nebula look. The color change will be insane on this. A lot going on with a colorful dry piece!
The large carb provides easy control over your pull, it’s positioned well for a nice clearing. At 2.8 inches tall held upright, 1 inch wide including marbles, and 5.25 inches deep, this is a medium that feels small. A narrow bowl like this doesn’t get as hot as a wide bowl and the pull is a little cooler. Fantastic work from Tyler Massoth!