Star-studded Las Vegas-based glass pipe maker Jerome Baker Designs will launch a series of NFTs related to the corresponding physical asset-linked bongs early next month.
NFTs, on FDCTech’s Ethereum-based platform, describe the unique glassblowing process for each bong and have additional unique advantages. They are set to release on Super Bowl Sunday (February 13) and the corresponding physical bongs will be auctioned off at the Superchief Gallery.
Jerome Baker Designs Founder and Chairman Jason Harris is considered one of the top ten glassblowers in the world, according to the SLX Smoker’s Market.
He founded the company in the early 1990s and built bespoke pieces for celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, George Clooney, Grateful Dead, Santana and Rita Marley.
He told Cointelegraph he was excited to step into the crypto-based digital art world.
“As an artist, we need a certificate of authenticity to connect with art. NFTs act as a certificate of authenticity and create value and a legacy.
According to Harris, while other art forms like sculpture can be tanned and paintings reproduced or copied, glassblowing is a one-time effort that cannot be duplicated.
“You will have documented experience of creating this work of art and this is where the magic lies. It’s like buying a pair of Jordans. If you ever want to sell them, you may need the packaging in perfect condition. The NFT acts as an authentication certificate and the artwork acts as the package.
Harris said the five NFT bongs to launch on Super Bowl Sunday will be in line with its Burnt Orange collection, a collection of translucent bright orange glass bongs.
Those who own an NFT bong will enjoy real benefits such as glassblowing lessons and a visit to the Dream Factory in Las Vegas (home 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 asset for payments. The company plans to accept Ethereum payments shortly.