The ornate glassworks from Mr. Hondo Pinzon are full of natural light and glow with color. His inspirations seem to be organic in nature with dappled woody browns and the clear blues of cloudless skies, melting into the vibrant greens and yellows of summertime. Both highly functional and exciting, fetching high prices at galleries from glass aficionados around the northwest.
The designs are fun and playful – a pair of pipe-napples look fragile and somewhat spiky toward the lip region but in reality fit into one’s hand with a perfect heft and have easily accessible mouthpieces. Pinzon’s dab rigs are great. Shaped similarly to beer bottles, they are lightweight and easy to grasp; a must-have in the world of expensive, high-quality glass, as one short drop could prove fatal. The chambers are large, allowing for major hits with minimal drag and the elongated narrow necks make clearing them a breeze.
Throughout his work there are hints of nature. Looking at the pieces on different occasions and under different light, new forms begin to appear. Beehives pop out of the glass, deep currents of endless blue ocean start to pulse, or the likeness of a sunflower may catch one’s eye. Whatever it may be, these outstanding works of art contain a mastery of color and design, with an eye for the organic.
Chris Drags Glass
Another artist from Rage Cage, Chris regularly collaborates with Hondo and did some work on a couple of these pieces. The horns sprouting from the dab rig, along with intricate line work on the tubes, crown his signature pieces with a devilish, yet elegant, touch.