Chris “Hickory” Vickers originally produced pipes made of materials other than glass – he utilized a variety of stone, wood, antlers, and bamboo. But after discovering the limitless possibilities of glass blowing he was hooked. Chris’s artistic style has truly evolved over time. Now, you’ll find Chris working intimately with his famous tree design, experimenting with the “nature” of glass. As he investigates this medium, he discovers more and more that it is truly rooted in nature.
“It’s form, it’s flow, the physics and laws of physics. Creating pieces inspired by nature has become a way for me to connect to the reality of glass. That reality is amazingly diverse. I am constantly awed and inspired by the work of others and the realities they create, often pieces that are very “unnatural” or alien-like.”
Hickory in The Pipe Classic
Chris took home 1st place at Pipe Classic 6. He made a mushroom-themed bong that took home the gold! He is based in Vermont, so we are lucky enough to have an awesome selection of his pieces not only for sale on our website, but also in our shop here in Burlington, VT.