Hi, I'm Karin, I'm the founder, owner, artist/manufacturer, etc for Paint your own bong.com. While its mainly a 1 woman show here I do have family and friends and some part time helpers giving me a hand as needed.
If your curious how we got started, it was technically founded out of nagging. The year I started ceramics in university, all my friends kept asking when I would make them a bong (with the exception of my father who asked when I would make him a toilet, but thats a whole different story).
As my skill grew (the pottery wheel is NOT as easy as it looks), I started with custom personnal sized bongs for friends. They were small, cute, discreet and highly functional. We also discovered that when turned around it looked just like a vase (so it was possible to keep it out in the open, on display, even when you had unsuspecting family over).
After graduation, I expanded to our standard shape that I cast by hand which allowed us (and by us I refer to all my helpers) to keep up with demand during the holidays since they were no longer just custom made. All my products were sold as finished ready to use (now known as custom painted). In 2008 I started a second company called GlazeCraze.ca that is a local paint your own pottery studio in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada which opened up the bong industry to a whole new market. Paint your own bong.com was born!
Since then we have expanded to offer roach banks, an even more adorable (and easy to leave out on display) way to hide those ugly hand rolled roaches.
We are constantly working on the website (whenever we aren't working on inventory and custom orders that is), so if we have missed some information you need on a product or are wanting something custom, don't hesitate to contact us.