April 10, 2015
World Class Glass: Amsterdam Glassworx Hits The Big Time
Over recent months, Team EDIT have been travelling the globe, visiting trade shows and glass exhibitions looking for exceptional quality glass to bring back to the site for you guys to enjoy.
Our journey of discovery has given us a rare insight into the workings of the burgeoning glass industry; an industry that is surely set to expand further as heady decoration and scientific designs become more readily available and crucially, more affordable.
There are a lot of small, artisan glass studios that have emerged in the last few years as discerning smokers seek ever more complex glass designs to enhance their collection.
Without question, our favourite of these smaller glass studios is Amsterdam Glassworx – the home of the delightfully ebullient American lampworker, Chris Rawkins.
Chris has been working with glass for many years. He learned his craft under the tutelage of Amsterdam’s Cannabis College, and picked up a Cannabis Cup award for Best Glass while honing his skills as a worker for Shiva Glass.
When Chris decided to launch his own glass company, setting up shop in the beautiful city of Amsterdam with all her seductive charms was a bit of a no-brainer. Chris has a deep love for the city, and European culture in general. So, around two years ago, Amsterdam Glassworx was born and Chris started producing hand-pulled glass in his own designs. The glass was met with enthusiastic approval. The natural fusion of quality American craftsmanship and European elegance was a breath of fresh air to connoisseur collectors. Here at EDIT, we quickly snapped up the full Glassworx range. It flew off of our shelves and continues to be a top seller today.
In recent months, Chris has been busy creating the second instalment of the Glassworx collection which includes beautiful recycler bubblers, pendants, quartz nails and gorgeous glass dabbing tools. He is incredibly proud of his latest creations, and understandably so: We ran into Chris at the DNA Genetics booth at the Spannabis hemp fair in Barcelona back in March this year. DNA Genetics were displaying the latest Amsterdam Glassworx range on their own stand.
This exposure from DNA Genetics brought the Amsterdam Glassworx range to the attention of thousands of potential new customers – a move that saw his glass sell out well before the show was over.
The full Amsterdam Glassworx range is currently available to buy from EDIT – the world’s largest headshop. Don’t miss your chance to pick up an Amsterdam Glassworx piece and experience the quality for yourself. We offer free shipping on orders over £99, super secure packaging, same-day dispatch and our famous price match guarantee that ensures you’ll always pay the lowest prices at EDIT.