Hamm Brushland, known to his contemporaries and glass collectors simply as Hamm, is one of the world’s most innovative and experimental glass blowers. Hamm is the inventor of the recycler. He has also pioneered many of the other diffusion systems, which are commonplace in today’s water pipe industry.
Hamm began blowing glass at a very early age, often telling the story of how he started out in a simple garage with a welding torch and some glass test tubes. Though he has humble roots as a lamp worker, his work has taken him to the pinnacle of the glass water pipe industry.
Having achieved success for his creativity and innovations in the United States and abroad, Hamm has won awards at the Champs Glass Games, the Degenerate Flameoff, and the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. His eleven-foot tall scientific glass rocking chair, is claimed to be the single largest piece of lamp-worked glass in history.
Hamm is the driving force behind Waterworks Glass. With 20 years of glassblowing experience, he creates a constant flow of new design ideas with excellent function as his foremost concern. Ariel has worked as a customer liaison and manages the social media, but has recently began making several items in the product line.
When Hamm started Waterworks Glass at the beginning of 2013, the team included several additional glassblowers, including Carlin C$ Sage, Phil Davis aka PH-D, and James Brown, and an extensive wholesale catalog. After 2015, Hamm refocused his attention away from managing a production studio to creating limited editions of classic and breakthrough designs.