Empire Glassworks has been around since 2013, a relative baby in the industry but with artists/owners who collectively have 40+ years of experience in crafting exquisite glass pieces for high-end jewellery production. Each and every product they create are hand crafted and are individually designed by highly skilled glassblowers using the highest quality imported glass they can source (all done within the USA). Empire Glassworks uses a very special glassblowing technique whereby they incorporate intricate colours into the glass itself resulting in some pretty impressive 3-D Sculptures. Each piece then ends its journey in a kiln where they are fired at 1000 degrees Fahrenheit with higher temperatures making for a strong durable product with incredibly rich bursts of colour.
DETOX WATER PIPE
The Detox Mini Rig Water Pipe is an extremely unique products in my store, a real collector’s item. A product you should consider if you are a fan of fruit or just love owning glass pieces that get noticed. From top to bottom this is an intricate piece of glass. This is not a fragile/delicate water pipe and is quite tough and durable.
Why Detox? Because when you look within the glass you will see a column of strawberries, cucumbers and ice chunks. The actual body is shaped like an old-fashioned milk bottle with a side handle. A striped straw protrudes from the very top acting as your mouthpiece. So basically, it is a high-end mock-up of a smoothie/detox drink, and when you inhale water percolates and bubbles all around the fruit. I find it quite mesmerising to watch.
TIP: Every part of this water pipe is made using the highest quality American Borosilicate Glass.
This fully functional water pipe is on the shorter side and stands at just a touch under 21cms. I measured from base to the end of the angled straw mouthpiece. The base is slightly thickened, and the handle is very thick glass. The down stem is fixed and curves within the water chamber. This is a simple down stem with minimal diffusion. It is a 90° banger hanger joint (reinforced) meaning that you can use this water pipe as a dab rig with an appropriate banger.
Measuring: 21cms tall, 13cms at its widest point and 6cms is the diameter of the bottle.
The water chamber is not one that I would call large, but the design of this piece allows you to as much water as you see fit. The column of food within will cause the water to splash about whilst the long and angled mouthpiece will work hard to help you avoid splashback. Just keep in mind that when I say add as much water as you want, I don’t mean the whole bottle and you should always do a few (deep) practice inhalations before use.
The glass mouthpiece is opaque and designed to look like a striped straw. I would say this is the most fragile part of this piece, even though it is quite thick. The end where you place your lips is nicely rounded and very smooth.
DOWN STEM AND BOWL
The down stem is fixed in place to prevent damage and has 3 holes for filtration. The female joint is 14mm in size and will enable you to use any male accessories of the same size. The flower bowl is on the simpler side at least in terms of what Empire Glass churns out! A 14mm removable Glass Slide is provided. A slide is also known a flower bowl. This bowl is medium in capacity and has a frosted port for airtight connection. The bowl is quite different and has a “puck – like” protrusion allowing easy insertion/removal from the down stem. Empire have incorporated Clear Dichro glass into the bowl resulting in an extraordinary pearlescent finish. Described as an opal bowl, with an intricate holographic design within the rounded handle, not your average bowl then!
- x1 Empire Glass Detox Water Pipe
- x1 14mm male opal flower bowl/slide
- For use with dry herbal material
- Banger hanger joint – can be used as a dab rig
- Borosilicate Glass
- Long straw-like glass angled mouthpiece
- Thick glass handle
- Milk bottle shape
- Fixed diffuser down stem
- Handmade food accents within
- Bright, vivid colours
- 14mm male opal flower bowl (Clear Dichro Glass)
- Handcrafted glass collectors’ piece
- Intricate artwork
*Please Note: Each piece is handcrafted therefore they may vary from images.
**This is a collectors item and at We are Lux we don’t encourage the breaking of any Australian laws.**