Continuing on with my success making cool stands for cool pipes I turned my attention to this Dragon Pipe we’ve had for decades. It’s gorgeous on its own, but now it has a home.
The junk(船, chuán) ship is scored and painted plywood. The risers and flames are clear and yellow acrylic, painted with alcohol inks.
I love how the acrylic reflects on the wall…it wouldn’t if it were actual flame, but still
The acrylic is set into holes in the boat deck - with pieces of red felt padding the sides so they are tight, but removable if necessary.
You can’t really see them, but there are acrylic stops under each of the three feet on the ground - so that when it is removed, it can be put back to line up with the flames.
Beautiful pipe. Beautifully displayed! Nice job.
Gorgeous is right! Wonderful job
That is some beautiful glassworking. At first, I thought the fire was in the glasswork, To see that it is your addition is amazing!
Definitely harder work on the part of the glassmaker! Tried it as a pipe once, and eh, but as art it holds a place of honour on our mantel.
I do adore this machine
What a stunning ensemble @deirdrebeth!
I couldn’t undertand what was going on, if the fire was part of the glass piece and your contribution was only the junk ship, but your fire art blends so well it just added another dimension the the original glass pipe.
The overhead shot does the best to separate my art from the glass art, but yeah, I’m happy with the blend
What an amazing display of your pipe. Stunning work!!
Wow, wow, wow! That looks fantastic! Absolutely beautiful!
Love this! I too was a little confused until I saw the overhead shot! The stand definitely elevates the pipe’s artistry.
What an epic piece! And your acrylic supports are virtually invisible, so the flame really looks like it’s coming from the dragon. Well done!
Perfect stand. excellent!