Tips On Finding Local Glass


Tips On Finding Local Glass – Stoner Guide

Unfortunately for stoners, not all shops are honest about the glass that they carry. Most potheads really support the local glass scene, not only because it promotes the community but because local, well made glass tends to be far more strong and durable as compared to the less then loved Chinese glass. But as said above, not all shops sell local glass and some even lie about the products that they carry. So how is an innocent stoner supposed to find good local glass?


1. Research

Social media is a great way to find local glassblowers. With the use of hashtags combined with the fact that friends can tag their buddies in photos provides a great way to discover artists in your area.

2. Visit

Even if you know that your local shops aren’t selling local glass, some employees have recommendations on who they prefer. The workers at the shops may not always agree with the fact that their shop owner sells poorly made glass and can possibly point you in the direction of a quality glass artist.

3. Talk

Ask around to your friends. Chances are someone you know knows some guy who knows some other guy who lives in a cabin in the middle of the woods and blows awesome glass pieces. Not sure if that happens in everyone’s area but living in an east coast backwoods state, this scenario is quite common. Chances are that your friends will point you in the right direction to purchase good glass.

4. Know

The key to getting good glass is knowing what to look for. If you know what qualifies as a worthwhile product, there is no salesperson around that will be able to convince you that some badly made Chinese glass compares to a good product from someone who actually took the time to craft the glass.

5. Read

Besides social media, google the different shops in your area and see what the reviews are. Not only that but a lot of well made glass companies provide you with a retail locator that will allow stoners to find great glass at shops near them.

Glass is important and you should take pride in your collection. A stoner’s collection of glass says a lot about the personality of the owner. If you fill your collection with badly made glass, your stoner friends will just shake their heads and look away when you pull out your flimsy bong that breaks if a speck of dust lands on it. No, you want a heavy glass piece that won’t break no matter how many times it gets bumped. Support the community and always buy local glass if possible!

Tips On Finding Local Glass – Stoner Guide

Buy Local Glass

Buy Local Glass; Stoner Guide

Supporting local glassblowers in an important aspect in the cannabis community. Not only are there some incredibly talented glass artists out there that have very little recognition, supporting the local community is key for any cause. Of course, there are places that will try to rip you off, claiming that the glass is locally made when in reality, it’s not. There’s also a few things to look out for when buying local glass that may mean that the piece isn’t worth the price. b386d6d78b284b38b156ec6eb2f4896d-670c0567260b4e0295f4a238031522a5-54c081567d843c2a460f6a706700a8e1 Some shops selling local glass will attempt to sell damaged goods to you, while still charging the full retail price. Always make sure to inspect glass well, checking for scratches and cracks that may be hiding somewhere. Also look for bubbles, which may look cool on some pieces, but aren’t actually supposed to be there. The glass should always be thick and heavy as well. China glass is incredibly thin and will make you feel like you’re about to break it just by touching it. AR-140129897 Local glass does tend to be more expensive than China glass that you can find at gas stations. However, the higher price tag is worth the quality. Unless you’re looking for a disposable piece, be sure that the pieces you buy are made from a solid glass. Also, it helps if the person working at the shop knows where the piece came from. If you know the name of the glassblower, you can not only find their work again but have a name to give your friends when they as you where you got your awesome new piece. y0vXY7s8VDjjyQpkHbBpRdinenyAyjQqvh7fig-QXwAh7MFwuwMECKi1mKGtMy8qR7rtVKvDudfaGSsBce-KZw Glass is important to a stoner and it’s key that you buy good products. They will last you longer and are far less likely to break when you slightly bump them against a couch cushion. Local glass artists work very hard at what they do and they definitely deserve recognition for their craft, so remember to always ask the name of the person who made the piece. Most reputable shops will know where their glass comes from and if they don’t, perhaps you should visit another shop.

Buy Local Glass; Stoner Guide