Snic & SLOP – Collab Cups

Snic & SLOP – Collab Cups

Copper (/ˈkɒpər/):  is a chemical element with the symbol Cu (from Latincuprum) and atomic number 29. It is a ductilesemi-precious metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Pure copper is soft and malleable; an exposed surface has a reddish-orange tarnish. It is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, as a building material and a constituent of various metal alloys. Copper is used in a wide variety of different settings wether it be industrial or artistic, which is why when people see it in art they become so interested. When Snic started putting copper to glass it changed the face of the industry, he may not have been the first to harness the mystical art of electroforming but his distinct syle has put him on the map as the worlds premiere source for copper work when it comes to glass art.

Snic has been working with glass since 1997, originally from Philadelphia his work has given him the opportunity to travel throughout different cities studying lamp-working. He has even taken classes at the prestigious Corning Museum of Glass Studio in New York as well as the the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Tennessee. During his travels as a lamp-worker he’s worked around the world, as well as all over the country. After visiting Japan twice to teach and demo at the Borosilicate Art Expo in Tokyo he met Saito Daisuke aka SLOP, once they met they easily bonded and have kept in touch ever since…

… can you guess where this friendship is going…

This friendship has lead to one of the most lethal collabs the IgniteMe crew has ever seen. Made to look like a McDonald’s or Starbucks cup the measurements of these exquisite pipes is about 51/2″ in height by 41/4″ in diameter. Decked out head to toe in gears, wires and sprockets making these are some of the most interesting Snic works we’ve seen. SLOP’s kanji illustrations behind the copper create a perfect look for the cups, almost akin to a pattern. A grand total of three cups were made during this collab, one black, one white and one clear, but it’s pretty hard telling them apart with all of the copper! We’ve talked to Snic about any future collaborations and apparently this will be the first of many. These three cups sold so quickly they’ve decided to make more!

…It’s alive! just hit the switch, and take the hit. it’s that easy…

…Are any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts?……

…Take the time to notice how well the japanese script looks with metallic copper over it, almost like an ancient relic…

…A closer look…

 

…Another closer look at the white cup…

…Under lock and key: Keep your Snic/SLOP collab safe with this patented security system (Key not functional)…

If you’re looking to get your hands on one of these beauties we wish you the best of luck, only a few were made and unfortunately all were sold within the first weekend. So your best and most realistic bet would be to scour sites like Boro Market. If you are interested in getting one of the future collabs between Snic and SLOP or if you’d like to score one of these for your smoke shop or dispensary Snic can be best contacted via his glasspipes.org page. If you’re just interested in getting yourself an ultra-rare SLOP cup, Saito Daisuke can also be contacted via his glasspipes.org page

3 Comments

  1. these are too nice. all the copper work is amazing and it really shows how far electroforming has come. the japanese script makes the cup 10x as interesting and the play on the classic yellow/white/red mcdonalds straw is what makes it for me. these cups are insane.

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  2. holy shit!!! To be honest i wasnt to into the slop cups, but SNIC came in and just destroyed them (in the best way possible) Sick collab!!!!!

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  3. Hands down the most insane collab I’ve seen in a LONG time. Leave it to the Otaku and his crew to find these gems…

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