Why “progressive”? We started Stoked in 2013 because we saw the need for something entirely different in the world of smoke shops. We wanted our customers to actually be stoked about coming to our store! We wanted them to come hangout with us, learn about products and artists from knowledgeable staff and leave the store stoked about the experience.
We’re in a great space in the historic Black Rock section of Bridgeport. It was an old bait and tackle shop before we gutted it, put in new cement floors, fresh lighting and filled the room with display cases to showcase the cutting edge of Borocilicate Glass Art and Canabis inovation.
Our buyers travel the country to meet artists directly and establish relationships which allows us to bring some of the most unique work right back to our customers. Many of these artists have made appearances at our monthly in-store events, giving demonstrations and unveiling new collections in our gallery.
In addition to our gallery, we operate a fulltime glass blowing studio which houses seven resident artisans. We offer workspace rentals, materials and classes seven days a week!
Come visit our store 10am-8pm Seven days a week or 24hours a day on StokedCT.com to experience a cultural revolution.
Nickname: Big Z, Zacariah
Role: Part Owner/Boss Man/Mom
Flower Or Concentrates?: Flower guy
Favorite Piece In Your Personal Collection?: Damn that’s difficult... I have so many that I love. Maybe one of my older pieces that I acquired circa 2000 - ‘04. I have a MNP Sherlock that I bought during high school which started my passion for glass collecting and has a lot of personal nostalgia.
Favorite Place And Why?: I will never turn down a trip to New Orleans! I love the rich culture and how they illustrate that history through cuisine. No better place to party, eat and people watch.
Fun Fact About Yourself: I love fishing, particularly offshore fishing. The feeling of catching a fish that’s twice the size of me is an adrenaline rush that can’t be beat. True offshore fishing is one of the most humbling experiences. The size and depth of the ocean makes a human feel insignificant. In fact being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is right up there with being in New Orleans as far as I’m concerned. Although the food isn’t as good.
Role: Part Owner/Boss Man/Dad
Flower Or Concentrates?: Roses are red, violets are blue but HREAM!
Favorite Piece In Your Personal Collection?: Gonzo x JP Cicero Fixie Flask. Perfect size daily driver and that rainbow fade coil gets me every time.
Favorite Place And Why?: I love Mexico; the food, the culture, the beach and the ocean. I also love the mountains; Snowboarding gets me Stoked!
Fun Fact About Yourself: I'm into good food, cooking and entertaining.
Role: General Manager/HBIC
How Long Have You Been Stoked?: 3 and ½ crazy years!
Flower Or Concentrates?: FLOWER POWER!
Favorite Piece In Your Personal Collection?: This one is really hard for me because everyone has a story! I would have to say my Chilary Bogart space spoon that features a stealie flip from our “American Beauty” flyer - This show was a huge accomplishment for us and it's like a trophy to me.
Favorite Place And Why?: VIVA LAS VEGAS! Nothing beats a fancy hotel room, huge tub, french food and degenerate shenanigans in the desert.
Fun Fact About Yourself: I live for Rupaul’s Drag Race. No tea, no shade, no pink lemonade.
How Long Have You Been Stoked?: Around 4 years
Flower Or Concentrates?: Flower guy
Favorite Piece In Your Personal Collection?: Can't say I have a particular favorite in my collection but I can say anything that comes from one of the Stoked Studio members always puts a warm smile on my face. From Kyle Wilson all the way down to Mary Rotunda there's a vast amount of talent brewing through those doors.
Favorite Place And Why?: Myrtle Beach, SC.- My families vacation spot
Fun Fact About Yourself: I love cooking, baking, movies, video games and television.
Role: Shipping & Retail
How Long Have You Been Stoked?: 4 years
Flower Or Concentrates?: EDIBLES!
Favorite Piece In Your Personal Collection?: KNW fixie flask
Favorite Place And Why?: Bubbly Pool, Jost Van Dyke, BVI. It’s a natural, ocean fed jacuzi on an almost deserted island in the Caribbean.
Fun Fact About Yourself: My thumbs are double jointed from playing too much Nintendo as a kid.
Nickname: Sweet Baby Haze/Sleep Baby Haze
Role: Chef, Retail, Social Media
How Long Have You Been Stoked?: 3 years
Flower Or Concentrates?: Hash
Favorite Piece In Your Personal Collection?: Jawn Owens Gyrocycler - I made him gyros and the rest is history.
Favorite Place And Why?: Phish tour and lot life. Can’t pass up a 3 for $10.
Fun Fact About Yourself: I love IKEA but I also hate IKEA. I also like to cook.
Nickname: KNW Glass/Kyle-Son
Role: Retail & Social Media
How Long Have You Been Stoked?: 1 and 1/2 years
Flower Or Concentrates?: Concentrates
Favorite Piece In Your Personal Collection?: Raj x 2mach clit commander
Favorite Place And Why?: Glacier national park; because it was the coolest place I’ve ever been, I went hiking barefoot in the snow in July!
Fun Fact About Yourself: I have a shiba Inu named Hachi who loves cheez-its and I also have a bench in the Stoked Studio. I love flameworking, food, and traveling.