CALYX CONTAINERS PRESENTS
Welcome to the first episode of Calyx Containers’ Art of Glass series.
Art of Glass explores the cultural connection between glass and the cannabis consumption experience. This episode features Vela G and Mike Shelbo, both veteran artists in lampworking and glass blowing. Collaborations between glass artists speak to a greater significance compared to more common forms of art. Historically, the pipe-making community has suffered stigmatization due to the War on Drugs and Operation Pipe Dreams. These artists could not publicly share their work at the risk of being criminalized, and as a result, the kinship between fellow glass artists became a cornerstone in the heady glass world.
Collaborations as shown between Vela G and Mike Shelbo combine various unique styles and approaches to a common medium. These exclusive pieces and the historical significance behind pipe art fosters a shared language within the heady glass and cannabis communities. Calyx is so excited to collaborate with these artists to shed light on how this material has shaped the culture of cannabis as well as our evolving industry.