Smokers shopping for custom made glass pipes should look for thick borosilicate glass, consider buying directly from the glass blower and use online resources such as Glasshous.com. The website showcases custom pipes from established glass blowers including Grav Labs, based out of Austin, Texas.
Borosilicate glass is hardier than imported glass and more resistant to breaking if knocked over or set down the wrong way. Buying directly from the glass blower gives buyers more options for custom pieces, since individual artists create new custom pipes based on a unique design. Glasshous.com is a community of glass blowers and smoking accessory makers, providing online shopping for affordable custom pipes from across the country.