In the pantheon of glass blowers, Dale Chihuly's name usually comes up first. Known for miraculous, large scale installations, his work has filled museum halls and found space in some of the world's most famous gardens.
Look beyond the typical art glass, and you'll quickly discover a wealth of blown material that marries form and function.
Brooklyn's Easy Street Gallery celebrates the fine art of smoking. Glass pipes there range in shape from the humble sherlock pipe to fanciful racing cars, and are produced by the scenes finest artists. These are trophies for the smokers club, more suited to the mantle than, shall we say, pedestrian pursuits.
Check out 13 Mind Blowing Glass Pipes.