Hello World of Bongs Community, let´s talk with Patrick Beck (Boss Glass), the creator of the Venom piece with over 1.100.000 views on our Facebook page:
WHAT GOT YOU INTERESTED IN GLASS IN THE FIRST PLACE?
I was interested in glass at an early age and when I learned how to weld along woth drawing and chemistry I also found glass blowing. I have been making glass ever since.
WHERE DID YOU LEARN YOUR SKILLS?
I learned my skills from years of mastery and many teachers I have met traveling the US and the world.
DO YOU CREDIT ANY OTHER GLASS BLOWER WITH HELPING YOU ACHIEVE YOUR SUCCESS?
I am a lone wolf although there are many glassblowers who have inspired me. From Cesare Tofolo, Luicio Bubbaco, Cortella y Maximiliano Ballerin, Niles, Banjo, Salt, Marcel, and many others.
TALK TO ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR STYLE.
My style is artistic and I get lots of inspiration from traveling and going to art museums. A lot of my inspirations come from Murano and other places I have been to.
WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU MOST LIKE TO WORK WITH?
Borosilicate glass is my main medium.
WHAT’S THE MOST EXPENSIVE/BEAUTIFUL PIECE YOU’VE EVER MADE?
The most expensive piece I have made so far was the Venom head which sold for 7.3k and got over a million views on World of Bongs!
WHAT WAS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON THE PATH TO “MAKING IT” AS A GLASS ARTIST?
The most embarrassing moment in glass would have to be breaking my leg before a documentary to work at Dale Chihuly’s studio in Seattle or the mega bongs with Jason Harris from Jerome Baker Designs.
AND WHAT WAS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT?
Recently I went to China and won three awards for my art goblet, that was a very proud moment I met lots of people and flew all the way to Beijing to meet the Mayor, be on tv and many other things.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO NEW GLASS ARTISTS?
I would tell anyone starting out to stick with it through the learning curve as it takes some time to learn. Glass is nit for everyone and is very difficult until you get the hang of it. It takes many years of practice and perfecting the art. Tons of broken glass over the years.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE STRAIN/EXTRACT, AND WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE TO DAB IT IN?
I don’t have a favorite strain. I used to have one and that was sour diesel crossed with trainwreck. Although that was a long time ago. Also Master or Platinum Kush.
IF YOU COULD MAKE YOUR “DREAM” PIECE, WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE?
If I could create a dream piece it would have to be a very large piece that incorporates everything I am able to encompass into one piece. It would have multiple sections that recycler to larger sections and would have a lot of different things going on with it from a marble run to neon filled tubing etc….
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE, MOST OF ALL IN THIS WORLD, TO HIT YOU UP FOR A PIECE, AND WHAT PIECE WOULD YOU MAKE FOR HIM/HER?
Out of everyone in the world to hit me up for a piece would have to be Tai Lopez or Steve Vai for a multi-million dollar chandelier. These are some of my mentors currently. Tommy Chong, Snoop dogg, or Dan Blitzkrieg would be ideal.
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR GLASS ARTISTRY IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY?
I think the next big thing is going to be art pieces and for every artist that can change the game. For me it is making chandeliers and large scale projects along with smaller pieces to create a whole.
IF YOU WERE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERT ISLAND AND YOU COULD ONLY HAVE THREE ESSENTIAL PIECES WITH YOU, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE, AND WHY?
If I get shipwrecked on an island, which hopefully will not happen, I would take a dragon, a mini piece, and a salt/banjo collab.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC TO WORK TO/DAB TO?
My favorite music to work to changes constantly. I listen to guitar such as Steve Vai or sometimes I listen to classical, dubstep, Metal, hip hop, rap, r&b, anything that keeps me motivated to keep working the long hours I work.
THANK YOU, BOSS GLASS, FOR THIS NICE INTERVIEW! WE HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THESE CHANDELIERS ONE TIME!