Based in the mountains of Vermont, Matt McLamb is a “studio rat,” working countless hours in his home studio. He’s a self-taught artist who’s been behind the torch since 2001.

Matt’s an innovator, constantly bringing new ideas to the table and experimenting with new techniques. He developed the technique of image transfer to glass in 2008, taking it from the soft glass industry and introducing it to the borosilicate world. His perfection of the technique has garnered lots of oohs and ahs and his pieces are highly coveted.

Matt is also known for his kinetic glasswork, combining his two favorite interests — science and function. He’s known for making the first spinning pipe and many other kinetic creations. He placed second in the Pipe Classic VI with his 4-foot flying bird waterpipe. Like most American glass artists, his community has inspired him: “They push their personal limits and I try to push mine.

Check out Matt's incredible glass tributes to legends of all kinds below!

Albert Einstein says: "Creativity is intelligence having fun."

The Joker asks: "Ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?"

Salvador Dali declares: "I don't do drugs. I am drugs!"

Walter White (aka Heisenberg) states: "Respect the chemistry."

Marilyn Monroe confesses: "I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else."

Nikola Tesla explains: "I don't care that they stole my idea... I care that don't have any of their own."

In further tribute to Tesla's discovery of the "alternating current" electrical system, Matt created this high-energy pipe adorned with Tesla's photo.

Jeff Bridges as "The Dude" proclaims: "I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. That or His Dudeness -- Duder -- or El Duderino. If, you know, you're not into the whole brevity thing."

 

The inimitable Betty Page gets the full star treatment in this series of pipes.