Corey Davie made this piece at the counterculture event, CHAMPS, in July of 2016 during a three-hour competition called Hide A Pipe. All the colors are hand–mixed by Corey except for the platform, which is Golden Gate Tubing. There was no prep allowed for the competition, so Corey cut it pretty close making this candy dish. When all was said and done, Corey only had 20 minutes to actually assemble the piece. He squeaked through the finish line.
Grandma’s Cookie Dish by Corey Davie
The piece was inspired, as you would imagine, by that old dish of candy that so many of us have seen sitting on our grandparents’ coffee table. He wanted it to look like a gooey mess that might look tasty but upon further inspection, is very obviously a heaping mound of stale candy in a dish. He always strives to add realism to his glass work. In staying with the theme, he made the piece a hide–a–pipe—you have to look closely to discover it’s intended to be used as a smoking device.
In the making of this piece Corey wanted to show folks not only his candy but his multifaceted abilities on the torch. Corey started blowing glass in 1999 after being inspired by Eugene-based artist, @skyglassinc, who was his neighbor at the time. He popped his head over the fence to say hello and the rest is history. He worked for a long time in Sky’s shop, and then moved on to develop his own flavor and style through his business.
Grandma’s Candy Dish is currently available. It can be purchased by contacting Corey directly through his Instagram. His work is also found in many shops around the country.
Candies from Corey Davie’s Grandma’s Cookie Dish piece