a high art bong is a work of art

High Art was founded by Richard Lawson and Kristian North in Montreal's Mile End in 2017. They set out with the goal of creating high end, ceramic bongs and have since expanded their vision to include pipes and other accessories. 

A High Art bong is a one of a kind art object. When beginning a new bong, the aesthetic of the bong is of the utmost importance. No two are alike, with variances in design, glaze, style and functionality. Each piece of the bong is handmade, including the bowl and downstem. A completely original bong that should be cared for as the fine object it is.  

Below is a short FAQ for prospective buyers or, simply, the curious. Should you have further questions or if you are interested in talking to us about a custom bong or similar design to a previously sold bong please email us at highartheadshop@gmail.com, we’d love to hear from you. 


Is it legal to have a High Art bong shipped to my country?

At the moment our bongs are designed as lifestyle objects. We sell and ship our items discreetly and with respect for the privacy of the client. If you have further questions on legality of our products in your country please contact us at highartheadshop@gmail.com 

What is shipping time and cost?

 When an order is placed if the bong or pipe is available we will have it wrapped and shipped within 3 days, time and cost varies based on the shipping type demanded and location. If it is not available it can take up to 14 days. Since shipping is somewhat evaluated on a case by case basis you can always email us with questions or concerns at highartheadshop@gmail.com 

How will I clean my bong? 

We absolutely recommend emptying the water from your bong after every session and rinsing it with hot water. Do’t leave your bong with dirty water after use. This will prevent build up in bong.
Cleaning the buildup of resin in your bong is not difficult. A mixed solution of isopropyl alcohol and course salt will work. Commercial cleaners are available at headships. Apparently Dr. Bronners Castile soap will work too.

How to clean your bong:
1. Remove bowl and set aside (see below). Rinse your bong thoroughly with warm water
2. Fill the chamber with isopropyl alcohol until it is about 2/3 of the way up the down stem
3. Add coarse salt, at least 2-3 tablespoons
4. Put your hands over the bowl hole and mouth piece to prevent spillage, and shake!
5. Let sit and soak for 5-10 minutes
6. Repeat this process a few times
7. Dump contents & give inside of piece a scrub it with a bottle brush and pipe cleaner.
8. Rinse and shake a few times with clean hot water
9. Clean exterior with soap and a soft sponge

How to clean your bowl or pipe
1. Clear any loose debris with a narrow pointy tool
2. Fill a bowl with isopropyl alcohol and 2-3 tablespoons of coarse salt
3. Stir and submerge item in solution
4. Let sit and soak for 5-10 minutes
5. Dump all contents into a plastic bag
6. Seal bag, including some extra air
7. Give it a good shake! Repeat a few times
8. Rinse piece with a strong stream of hot water
9. Pick out any remaining stuck particles with a pipe cleaner
10. Repeat as necessary

Are the bongs tested? How well do they actually work?

Yes we test that our bongs bubble. Our testing team has found they work quite nicely ;)  We guarantee a beautiful bong that will look great in your home and can really class up a party, that smokes smoothly and is made with the care and attention to detail of a fine art object. 

Can I order a replacement bowl?

Yes. Since our bongs are 100% hand made, should you break a bowl please contact us and we will make a replacement. 


If you have further questions please get in touch: highartheadshop@gmail.com