OjinikaGlass

Lampworked hard glass specializing in custom orders

Salt Spring Island, Canada

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Announcement    Hit me up with your custom orders!! You won't find many glass artists that do them, I enjoy a challenge and some creative direction :)

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Last updated on Aug 8, 2019

Hit me up with your custom orders!! You won't find many glass artists that do them, I enjoy a challenge and some creative direction :)

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4.5 out of 5 stars
(30)
  • Dee on Apr 24, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    What a beautiful work of art. I love it. Thank you so much.

  • rachelp13 on Apr 17, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I just got this pipe and it’s so beautiful! I absolutely love it. Already showing it off to friends. I’d love if they start making a penis pipe too ☺️

  • Linda Raven on Mar 10, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I gave OjinikaGlass extremely vague and open-ended instructions and they made the most beautiful fire sculpture!!! Look how gorgeous the fire is on my altar!! It's absolutely perfect. I am so happy with what they created!! Highly highly recommend!!!

  • icondobies on Feb 11, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I purchased this as a Valentines gift and it is beautiful!

  • Jessie on Jan 27, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    It’s Wonderful!
    If you are going to place an order do!!
    It’s beautiful for Valentines 💖💖

  • Heather on Dec 3, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing craftsmanship!!! Absolutely beautiful~ alterations were requested and provided perfectly 😁 love love love. Will definitely be coming back

  • Haiden on Oct 7, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Adorable. Looks exactly like the picture! Can't wait to give this as a Christmas gift

  • Maggie on Sep 13, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I’m so happy with this pipe! The colors are beautiful and the design is gorgeous. I’m planning to order another color combination in the future!

  • daryl on Aug 19, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    a beautiful crafted pipe worth the wait my second pipe by Ojinika glass friendly and willing to work with you on special orders highly recomed for that unique pipe you been looking for

  • Parker on Aug 17, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Super cute! I love it so much! Definitely recommend and I would definitely buy from them again 🥰

About OjinikaGlass

Sales 381
On Etsy since 2017

Flameworker who makes an assortment of fuctional and artistic borosilicate glass art specialising in custom orders.

Naomi Ojinika Mbanefo (they/them) is a Western Canadian based Flameworker/Lampworker since 2015 who works with hard borosilicate glass to make a variety of unique artistic and functional creations.

Naomi specialises in custom orders which is something not many glass artists do. The opportunity to collaborate with the client gives Naomi the opportunity to expand their skills and try new techniques and ideas. It also allows the client to be a part of the creative process and results in unique one-of-a kind products.

Naomi apprenticed at a well-renowned lampworking company in Edmonton, Pixieglassworks. Where they were trained in diverse styles of glass techniques as well as how to teach classes. Naomi is now the founder and sole proprietor of Ojinika Glass, a company set to redefine the traditional views of lampworking by sharing the knowledge of glass as an alternative and accessible creative outlet.

Growing up, Naomi developed an aversion to art and creativity after failing to perform well in traditional junior high art classes. This led to shame and anxiety around creating art and the belief that they would never be an artist. The discovery of glass as a medium, made them realise that they could utilise their science based brain and teachings to better understand the principles of glass. Glassblowing requires a knowledge of chemistry and physics to predict how the glass will react to the flame types and how it will move under different temperatures and phase shifts. Understanding that gave Naomi the confidence to try new things and develop their creativity in unique art pieces. The combination of these two areas now gives Naomi a balanced lifestyle using the left and right hemispheres of the brain equally. They now have the confidence to try other forms of art and to be a successful entrepreneur and teacher.

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