HumblePrideGlass

Humble Pride Glass

Eugene, Oregon On Etsy since 2013

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HumblePrideGlass

Humble Pride Glass

Eugene, Oregon | 9,951 Sales

Announcement    Hi! Welcome to my shop! 😺✨PLEASE✨take a moment to read this note for news, shop updates, announcements and important order information:

~~ All Peach colors are currently available.

~~ NEW! Pipe accessories designed specifically with my rounded pipes in mind!

~~ FIND MORE OF MY WORK AT: https://www.humbleprideglass.com
~~ ~~ORDER PROCESSING OPTIONS have been streamlined into the order process. Instead of adding a seperate post, you can now select the following options in the item selection process:
•General Order Processing (up to 14 days)- Free
•3-5 Day Order Processing ($5-6 depending on item)
•1 Business Day Order Processing ($10-12 depending on item)
•'Upgraded Added (>2)= 3-5day or 24hour upgrades cover up to 2 items. Use this when one has already been applied to the order. (One upgrade needed for every two items)
🔹Processing upgrades are different than Postal (Mail) upgrades, and only cover the time between the order placement and being marked 'shipped'

All glass items are custom hand crafted to order by my own hands in a waitlist fashion and I schedule generally ordered pieces to process through my list within 14 days. I work very hard to process all orders as quickly as possible, but give this as my standard maximum estimate.

I understand that some people may need to receive their order by a certain date, and need prioritized order scheduling. Out of fairness to others in my cue, and to myself (I'm only of human ability), I have designed this system to allow a 'sliding scale' set of options for processing to address everyone's varying needs.

Processing upgrades are 'guaranteed'- if I fail for some reason to ship within that designated timeframe, I will refund the upgrade fee, plus 5% of the item cost. General order processing is not guaranteed.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 25, 2020

Hi! Welcome to my shop! 😺✨PLEASE✨take a moment to read this note for news, shop updates, announcements and important order information:

~~ All Peach colors are currently available.

~~ NEW! Pipe accessories designed specifically with my rounded pipes in mind!

~~ FIND MORE OF MY WORK AT: https://www.humbleprideglass.com
~~ ~~ORDER PROCESSING OPTIONS have been streamlined into the order process. Instead of adding a seperate post, you can now select the following options in the item selection process:
•General Order Processing (up to 14 days)- Free
•3-5 Day Order Processing ($5-6 depending on item)
•1 Business Day Order Processing ($10-12 depending on item)
•'Upgraded Added (>2)= 3-5day or 24hour upgrades cover up to 2 items. Use this when one has already been applied to the order. (One upgrade needed for every two items)
🔹Processing upgrades are different than Postal (Mail) upgrades, and only cover the time between the order placement and being marked 'shipped'

All glass items are custom hand crafted to order by my own hands in a waitlist fashion and I schedule generally ordered pieces to process through my list within 14 days. I work very hard to process all orders as quickly as possible, but give this as my standard maximum estimate.

I understand that some people may need to receive their order by a certain date, and need prioritized order scheduling. Out of fairness to others in my cue, and to myself (I'm only of human ability), I have designed this system to allow a 'sliding scale' set of options for processing to address everyone's varying needs.

Processing upgrades are 'guaranteed'- if I fail for some reason to ship within that designated timeframe, I will refund the upgrade fee, plus 5% of the item cost. General order processing is not guaranteed.

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Michael Sorenson

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Reviews

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About HumblePrideGlass

Sales 9,951
On Etsy since 2013

Don't Dream It, Be It

I was born and raised in Kansas, and did a lot of traveling and going to Grateful Dead shows in my youth. I always enjoyed crafting, and always loved learning new skills. I started out making jester sticks, leather masks and hand-tooled jewelry, but I knew what my true passion was the first time I saw the early borosilicate glass art and pipes coming out of Eugene Oregon in the early 90's. So, I set out on the ol' Oregon trail and permantly settled here in '96.

It was destiny in so many ways. Shortly after moving here, I met my eventual wife, and dreaming about the future one freezing cold January night at the transit depot, looking at beautiful stained glass murals, I told her of my dream to become a glass artist, and we decided right then to plunge in and give it everything we had.

Starting off with simple tools, a small torch and very little knowledge of what to do, I set up in my woodshed and taught myself through trial and error to the point where I was convincing enough to land a job at the Cosmic Dog production company in Eugene where I was blessed with the opportunity to work with several fine blowers, and had the opportunity to learn, grow and develop research and development skills.

Blowing glass in the early 2000's had some very tough periods, industry-wide; but through creativity and hard work, I persevered. It was in a particularly low moment for the industry that I developed the chili pipe, and shortly thereafter the banana.

In these years since I've continued making these pieces and growing a uniquely identifiable line of fun, beautiful, well-crafted whimsical art glass pipes at reasonable prices.

Shop members

  • Michael Sorenson

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Eugene Glass artist since 2000

  • Kristina Sorenson

    Assistant

    Wife and business partner; assistant glass artist since 2000

Production partners

  • Haley Rock

    Milwaukee, WI

    Haley helped design the pipe coasters, and hand makes them.

  • Katie Neall

    Eugene, OR

    Worked with me to create original bean bag design and production of test batch.

  • McKenzie Clayton

    Eugene, OR

    McKenzie helps by fabricating the bean bags

  • Melissa Bermudez

    Newark, OH

    Helps me realize my vision of custom-made pipe accessories designed in collaboration to compliment my pipes

  • Shannon "Shanz"

    WI, United States

    Ongoing bean bag production and creative design associate

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 6, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

My packaging is basic, and all recycle-able or biodegradable. I ship in a plain box with a shipping label that uses the Etsy logo, but only my name as the artist is stated in the return address. I reuse newsprint from my local alternative paper for glass protection, and pack it with rice peanuts. My shipments have an incredibly strong record of arriving unharmed.
I do not include a print of the receipt in the package as a general rule. (paperless- it is in your email)

How long does order processing take before it is shipped?

Unless stated otherwise, all items in my shop are made-to-order, and can take up to 14 days (8-10 average, but varies by time of year) when bought with general processing.

I offer two processing upgrades for orders in a hurry:
3-5 day ($3)
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/HumblePrideGlass/tools/listings/205314024

24-hour (business day) ($10)
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/HumblePrideGlass/tools/listings/205324725

How old do I have to be to purchase a pipe?

Most states require you to be 18 or older to purchase tobacco products and pipes; though, some states now require you to be 21+. Please only order within the laws and requirements of your location- I thank you, and the glass pipe industry as a whole thanks you for respecting the security of our art careers.

Wholesale availability

I do accept wholesale accounts at my website: https:www.humbleprideglass.com

Please contact me to set up a wholesale account.

Custom and personalized orders

Because most of my items are made-to-order, I can often accommodate requests for small changes to the design when requested. Common requests that would not incur an additional fee include: Flattening the bottom of the banana, Pushing a larger or smaller pipe bowl, paintbrush pipe color changes, etc. (please note that flattening the rounder fruit pipes like the peach, blueberry and orange is not advisable)

Is your glass durable?

All of my glass is hand-blown from high-quality borosilicate glass- the kind of glass used in Pyrex coffee pots, and is generally pretty strong and is expertly kiln-annealed over a period of several hours to maximum conditioning.

Bororsilicate glass does not need to be very thick to be strong- it is more important that there be even wall thickness, so that percussion vibrations can ring out smoothly. My banana and chili pipes are famously durable in this respect.

Rounder glass pieces will naturally be a bit more fragile, because of the round creating a concentrated "hit-point" in a drop. Though well-crafted, these pieces and pieces with extensions (Roses, for instance) should be protected from hard drops.

How can I keep my pipes safe?

Clean pipes often, to prevent build-up from trapping percussion vibrations in the glass.

For round pieces, like my peach, orange, blueberry and apple pipe, I recommend using a small rubber band or rubber o-ring (available at most head-shops and hardware stores) to set the pipe on. this will prevent rolling.

I also offer a bean bag pipe seat cushion for pipes that holds a variety of pipes- sherlocks included!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/462124154/pipe-seat-bean-bag?ref=shop_home_active_29