Custom pipe maker for Snoop Dogg and Santana tokenizes bongs

Las Vegas-based maker of glass pipes to the stars Jerome Baker Designs will launch a series of bong-related NFTs tied to corresponding physical assets early next month.

The NFTs, on FDCTech’s Ethereum-based platform, represent the unique glass blowing process for each bong and come with additional unique benefits. They are expected to drop on Super Bowl Sunday (February 13) and the associated physical bongs will be auctioned off at Superchief Gallery.

Jason Harris, the founder and president of Jerome Baker Designs, is considered one of the top ten glassblowers in the world, according to SLX, the smoking product marketplace.

He founded the company in the early 1990s and has created custom pieces for celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, George Clooney, Grateful Dead, Santana and Rita Marley.

He told Cointelegraph that he is excited to step into the world of crypto-driven digital art.

“As an artist, we need a certificate of authenticity to match the art. NFTs act as a certificate of authenticity and create value and legacy.”

According to Harris, while other forms of art such as sculptures can be bronzed and paintings can be replicated or copied, glassblowing is a one-time effort that cannot be replicated.

“You’ll have a documented experience creating that piece of art and therein lay the magic. It’s like buying a pair of Jordans. If you ever want to sell them, you might need the packaging in perfect condition. The NFT acts as a certificate of authentication and the artwork as a package.”

An early concept behind the NFT collection: Jerome Baker Designs

Harris said the five bong NFTs launching on Super Bowl Sunday will line up with his Burnt Orange collection, a collection of translucent bright orange glass bongs.

Those who own a bong NFT receive real-world benefits such as glass blowing and a visit to the Las Vegas Dream Factory (headquarters of Jerome Baker Designs).

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This is not Jerome Baker Designs first foray into blockchain, and the studio has been accepting Bitcoin since 2012. Harris believes the world’s population will soon jump on the bandwagon and accept the crypto assets for payments. The company plans to accept Ethereum payments soon.