If you know anything about glass, then you already know that one company reigns high above the others. Mothership has been on top for a while now, but it doesn’t look like they’re slowing down anytime soon. Mothership glass was founded in Bellingham, Washington in 2013 by legendary glass blower, Scott Deppe. Deppe hand picked some of the most talented glass blowers in the world to join his company and collaborate on some of the most beautifully intricate scientific glass ever seen. Mothership is renowned for their game changing signature designs and unrivaled function. They are responsible for the faberge egg, the klein, and the honey bucket. Even though most of these designs were originally for smoking, Mothership has become really popular with the hash oil community.
Mothership has always been on the very high end price wise, but over the last few years the price for a Mothership piece has skyrocketed. There was a time when the more expensive designs, such as the klein and egg, were just over a thousand dollars, but now you’d be lucky to find those same eggs for less than $3,500. Many of the original Mothership members have left to do solowork and make the most revered functional glass pieces on the market. Quave, for example has become one of the most expensive and talented glass blowers in history. The new members of Mothership have done their best to keep quality as impeccable as it was during his stint. Many of the new artists are becoming big names in the industry themselves such as Davin Titland.
So far all we’ve covered is standard Mothership designs, but they also make more elaborate and multi colored pieces that are called, “elites”. Elite Motherships are a whole new ballpark when it comes to rarity and value. Elites are hard to find, and even harder to get the chance to purchase. The most recent asking price that I’ve seen for an elite Mothership ballrig was $25,000. That being said, regular clear Motherships are hard enough to get your hands on, with most of their distributer shops having a long wait list. The easiest way to get one is to buy it from someone that already has one. There’s a good chance that they are going to be making over a thousand dollars profit by flipping it to you, but for a lot of people it’s worth getting their hands on these revered, “trap trophies.” Some call the whole Mothership price phenomenon hype, while others think it’s true art that has no set value. If you’re ever lucky enough to get to hit one then you can be the judge whether or not Mothership is truly out of this world.