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 a fumed Sherlock by Tyler Massoth with a nice assortment of marbles. Beautiful blend of ruby gold fuming and violet in the stem with a silver halo. The silver white fumicello horn really stands out, and matches the white fumicello marble. Two vibrant chaos marbles in red linework look great, with a small honeycomb marble up on the stem. The last marble is also the largest, and it’s a gold fumed spiral implosion. Our first Sherlock from Tyler, and as usual it’s beautiful fume work by Moose and Fire Glass!
Held upright so it wouldn’t spill this is 4.8 inches tall, 2 inches wide including marbles, and 3.1 inches deep. This is a small Sherlock that leans toward medium. The bowl is about a snap bowl with a 4mm hole. That smaller hole will make it easy to use jackless. A beautiful Sherlock! The color change on this will be stunning. Fantastic work from Tyler Massoth!