Engraved, Crushed Opal, Milli Under Water Theme Custom by Illadelph & Dave Strobel

SKU: 210000026018

Sale price$8,000.00 USD

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The collaboration between Dave Strobel and Illadelph has produced a stunning masterpiece of functional glass art, weighing 3lbs and 5.4oz and measuring H 19" x W 5" x D 5". This Crushed opal masterpiece they created is a true work of art, featuring intricate Murrini designs of underwater sea life and a sand-blasted kraken that runs the entire length of the piece, Sand-blasted kraken on the downstem, as well as the use of crushed opals throughout every section.

The Murrini designs on this waterpipe are expertly layered to create detailed and lifelike depictions of the creatures that inhabit our oceans, making it a sight to behold. The addition of a shark milli on the bottom of the piece adds an extra element of danger and excitement to an already mesmerizing piece.

The sand-blasted kraken design on this waterpipe steals the show with its impressive level of detail and intricacy. The creature's tentacles stretch on the backside of the neck of the piece and wrap around the glass in a way that is both beautiful and eerie. The sand-blasting technique used to create the kraken gives the piece a unique texture that is both tactile and visually appealing.

Overall, the attention to detail, innovative techniques, stunning design, and the use of crushed opals throughout, make this collaboration between Dave Strobel and Illadelph a functional glass piece that is sure to be the centerpiece of any glass collection. Whether you're a collector or a connoisseur of functional glass art, this collaboration is not to be missed.

Artist Bio: Dave Strobel

Dave Strobel, a master glassblower hailing from the artistic hub of Eugene, Oregon, has been shaping molten glass into exquisite works of art for over three decades. As the proud owner of Golden Gate Glass Supplies, he has not only cultivated his craft but has also become a driving force in the glass art community.

Strobel's journey into the mesmerizing world of glass art was sparked by a deep-seated passion that began more than 30 years ago. His artistic evolution has been heavily influenced by the renowned glass artist Paul Stankard, whose innovative techniques and visionary creations left an indelible mark on Strobel's artistic sensibilities.

One of Strobel's signature techniques is the creation of intricate murrinis, also known as "millefiori," a time-honored glassworking tradition. Inspired by the delicate and detailed craftsmanship of Stankard, Strobel infuses his murrinis with a unique blend of precision and artistic expression.

Strobel's dedication to his craft goes beyond the studio. As the proprietor of Golden Gate Glass Supplies, he has become a pillar of support for fellow glass artists, providing a haven for creativity and a source for quality materials. His commitment to fostering a vibrant glass art community is evident in the array of supplies and resources available at Golden Gate Glass Supplies.

Dave Strobel's work reflects a harmonious blend of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary innovation. Each piece tells a story of skill, inspiration, and a profound love for the art of glassblowing. Through his enduring commitment to the craft, Strobel continues to shape the landscape of glass art in Eugene and beyond, leaving a legacy of beauty and creativity that will inspire generations to come.

Company Bio: Illadelph Glass

Established in 2002, Illadelph Glass was founded with a distinct focus on crafting a premium line of functional borosilicate glass art. Pioneering the intersection of progressive technology and aesthetics, Illadelph has solidified its position as a cornerstone in the glass pipe industry.

At the heart of Illadelph's success is a commitment to creating high-quality glass, driven by a team of highly educated craftsmen. These artisans continuously develop designs with the end user's intentions in mind, ensuring that every detail is meticulously considered to provide customers with a fully immersive shopping experience.

Form, Beauty, Function

Illadelph Glass embodies a philosophy rooted in the seamless integration of form, beauty, and function. The company's ability to blend scientific glass blowing with individual artistic imagination allows it to consistently push the boundaries of functional glass art. With a diverse range of styles and techniques, Illadelph remains at the forefront of the dynamic glass industry.

New Technologies

Illadelph Glass has been a trailblazer in introducing cutting-edge technologies to the pipe industry. Innovations such as Coil Condensers, Disc Perc Technology, Up Stem Ash Catchers, Multi-Hole Bowl Designs, Pyramid Percs, and the use of Heat Wands with Hot-Hit Bowl Designs are just a few examples of the advancements that have set new industry standards, elevating technology in glass blowing.

Made in America

Illadelph Glass takes pride in offering a completely U.S.-made product line, meticulously crafted from the ground up in Philadelphia, PA, and its surrounding areas. From custom die-cut packaging and clips to an alliance with one of America's last remaining joint manufacturers, Illadelph ensures a thicker and more durable joint design in various colors and sizes. The company's intricate label patterns and rigorous quality control measures guarantee customers the most dependable and reliable functional glass art available.

Choose Illadelph Glass for an unparalleled fusion of craftsmanship, innovation, and American-made excellence in functional glass art.


3lbs and 5.4oz

H 19" x W 5" x D 5"

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