DAWNMIST STUDIO CLAY PIPES
Since 1998

Here you will find an ever-changing selection of the clay pipes that I have designed and made, many of them based on originals. Over the years I have produced for Smokers, Collectors, Re-enactors, Movies, TV and Theatre.

Each pipe I make is carefully formed and hand finished giving you a finely crafted product. My aim has always been to provide pipes that will be admired and enjoyed - even destined to become sought-after antiques of the future!

You may order and pay immediately through the shopping basket system provided.
Note: Shopping baskets and prices will only be visible when the pipe is in stock and available. We always acknowledge WWW orders by email within one working day -- if you don't hear from us within that time, please email us.

At the bottom of the page I sometimes also sell older antique and collectible clay pipes. Remember that the shop stock changes throughout the year so do come back for another visit soon. Thank You!

heather@dawnmist.org

ANNOUNCEMENTS............

  • This page is up to date as of 12 November 2020
  • All pipes have now sold out. I might make more pipes later in the year but I have not set a date yet.


POSTAL PRICE INFORMATION...

Pipe prices shown exclude Post & Packing, which is added to your order based upon where you want the pipe delivered. Our P&P charges are based on what it actually costs us, and are worked out as a starting value, charged for the first pipe you select, plus a small increment for each additional pipe added to your basket. That means, of course, that you can save on Post & Packing costs by buying several pipes at once.

Our current standard P&P charges are as follows:

DestinationFirst Pipe P&PAdditional Pipes P&P
UK £3.90 £0.75
USA US$ 22.95 US$ 1.90 per pipe
European Union €9.85 €1.30 per pipe
Other Worldwide £9.95 £1.20 per pipe
All orders to UK destinations are sent by a fully tracked courier service, which typically takes 3 working days. Those to non-UK destinations are normally sent by standard Airmail. We can provide different delivery services (such as Tracked-and-Signed Airmail or International Courier delivery) subject to additional cost; if you require such a service then please contact us to discuss your requirements: service availability and cost varies by destination country and size of order, so we are unable to offer a standardised menu of these more specialised delivery services.

1650 style Clay Pipe



A style based on the bulbous pipes smoked in the 1650 period in England at the end of the Civil War. The design would also cover a date range of around 1640-1660. They are all neatly hand-burnished with a smooth surface and I have added a line of milling on the rim as originals had.

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: 1640-1660
Surface finish: All hand-burnished giving a nice smooth quality
Length of Stem approx: 220mm (8 and a half inches)
Chamber diameter at rim approx: 11mm
Chamber depth approx: 25mm
Mouth-Tip finish: Not treated
All my pipes are suitable for smoking




1666 style Plague Pipe



A pipe based on English styles smoked in the 1660's period during the plague. Suitable for English, Dutch, German or American re-enactments. They have a slightly bulbous shape with thick walls. A line of milling is added to the rim as originals had.

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: 1645-1675
Surface finish: All hand-burnished giving a nice smooth quality
Length of Stem approx: 220mm (8 and a half inches)
Chamber diameter at rim approx: 12mm
Chamber depth approx: 27mm
Mouth-Tip finish: Not treated
All my pipes are suitable for smoking




Dutch Short 18th Century Clay Pipe



This pipe is suitable for re-enactments of the 18th Century. The bowl form is a stylised version of the fashionable funnel/egg shaped bowls used by the Dutch during that period. Originals were often much longer than my version, but the length is very suitable being not too short for general use but not long enough to break too easily. There is a line of milling applied to the rim as originals had.

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: 1690-1800
Surface finish: All hand-burnished giving a nice smooth quality
Length of Stem approx: 110mm (4½ inches)
Chamber diameter at rim approx: 15mm
Chamber depth approx: 35mm
Mouth-Tip finish: Not treated
All my pipes are suitable for smoking




1700 Style English Tavern pipe



Based on original pieces from my collection. The pipe bowl has a bulbous shape and the style of those smoked in England at the beginning of the 18th Century. These are suitable for re-enactments of a date of around 1680-1730. Pipes of this length were often referred to as Aldermans.
Try one for a cool smoke.

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: 1680-1730
Surface finish: All hand-burnished giving a nice smooth quality
Length of Stem approx: 290mm (11½)
Chamber diameter at rim approx: 15mm
Chamber depth approx: 35mm
Mouth-Tip finish: Not treated
All my pipes are suitable for smoking



Westcountry Tavern



This is a typical traditional style that was smoked in Southern England at the beginning of the 18th century. At that time also many millions were exported to Colonial sites as well as being consumed locally. A character of this style is the shape of the bowl with a nice curved heel on the base and milling around the rim.

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: 1685-1735
Surface finish: All hand-burnished giving a nice smooth quality
Length of Stem approx: 250mm (10 inches)
Chamber diameter at rim approx: 20mm
Chamber depth approx: 32mm
Mouth-Tip finish: Not treated
All my pipes are suitable for smoking




"Dawnmist Phoenix" Traditional Churchwarden Pipe - STRAIGHT



A stylised bowl form based on traditional English Churchwarden pipes covering a wide date range from about 1780 to the early 20th Century and I chose the name Dawnmist "Phoenix" for this pipe. It is ideal for re-enactments and is the most common style of pipe used in that time period over many decades.

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: 1780-1920
Surface finish: All hand-burnished giving a nice smooth quality
Length of Stem approx: 220mm (9 inches)
Chamber diameter at rim approx: 16mm
Chamber depth approx: 30mm
Mouth-Tip finish: Not treated
All my pipes are suitable for smoking




English Churchwarden Pipe - STRAIGHT STEM



This is a traditional English style Churchwarden pipe as would have been popular over a wide date range of 1770-1930 period. These have a straight stem.

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: 1770-1930
Surface finish: All hand-burnished giving a nice smooth quality
Length of Stem approx: 280mm (11 inches)
Chamber diameter at rim approx: 20mm
Chamber depth approx: 38mm
Mouth-Tip finish: Not treated
All my pipes are suitable for smoking




Olde Fisherman's clay pipe WHITE



This design copies the style of common mid 19th century plain short pipes. It has a nice rounded bowl and I have called it a fisherman's pipe because I found one similar to it in a busy old harbour where many fishing people once worked. This is the version in white clay.

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: 1830-1930
Surface finish: All hand-burnished giving a nice smooth quality
Length of Stem approx: 130mm (5 inches)
Chamber diameter at rim approx: 17mm
Chamber depth approx: 25mm
Mouth-Tip finish: Not treated
All my pipes are suitable for smoking




Traditional 19th Century Maritime Theme Clay Pipe - Unglazed Tip



This design takes us back to the time period of c.1865-1930 and is similar to original pieces. I have taken a traditional mariner's theme with a sailing ship and an anchor. It has a good sized bowl and a short stem - a real nose warmer! A perfect pipe as a gift or for your own use and ideal if you have a boat or like to sit by the coast.

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: 1865-1930
Surface finish: All hand-burnished giving a nice smooth quality
Length of Stem approx: 70mm (3 inches)
Chamber diameter at rim approx: 17mm
Chamber depth approx: 33mm
Mouth-Tip finish: Plain unglazed mouth tip
All my pipes are suitable for smoking




Traditional Short Cutty Clay Pipe



This is my version of a traditional short Cutty clay pipe. The design is based on originals that would have been in use by working men of the late 19th Century and through the 20th. Cutty pipes are the sort that could be held in the mouth while working - a real nose warmer!

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: 1865-1930
Surface finish: All hand-burnished giving a nice smooth quality
Length of Stem approx: 70mm (3 inches)
Chamber diameter at rim approx: 17mm
Chamber depth approx: 33mm
Mouth-Tip finish: untreated
All my pipes are suitable for smoking




Dawnmist Explorer Clay Pipe



Based on traditional style clays that would have been in use from the later 19th century and continued to be popular into the 20th Century. I have called this style a Dawnmist Explorer and I really like the stylish shape of the bowl on these.

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: 1865-1930
Surface finish: All hand-burnished giving a nice smooth quality
Length of Stem approx: 100mm (4 inches)
Chamber diameter at rim approx: 17mm
Chamber depth approx: 44mm
Mouth-Tip finish: Not treated
All my pipes are suitable for smoking




Minimist Clay Pipe



I call this a Dawnmist "Minimist" pipe - its a really tiny pipe. The bowl size allows just a pinch of tobacco and it is ideal to carry around as a pocket pipe or for testing out flavours.

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: 1880-Present day
Surface finish: All hand-burnished giving a nice smooth quality
Length of Stem approx: 80mm (3 and a half inches)
Chamber diameter at rim approx: 10mm
Chamber depth approx: 15mm
Mouth-Tip finish: Not treated
All my pipes are suitable for smoking





Clay Pipe Stem Scraper 12 inch



Specially formed metal wire for dealing with blockages which might occur in your pipe stem due to the build up of sticky resin. This wire will work for any pipes up to 12 inches in length. It is made to suit my own Dawnmist Studio products which have a bore size of 2mm or more. It might work for other clay pipes you have if the hole is large enough. The wire is 1mm diameter iron with a grip at one end and shaped edge at the other. It will also bend to suit curved pipes!

Push the wire carefully into the clay pipe stem until the obstruction is reached twisting to gradually slice through the sticky tar, then push up and down to remove the waste material.
If your clay pipe is longer than 12 inches I can make them up to the right length, just let me know.
Note the price of postage works out more economical when purchased with a clay pipe rather than on its own.

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Iron
For stem lengths up to: 300mm (12 inches)
For stem bore diameter of: 2mm minimum



In Stock
Price is for one wire.

£3.75 (for Mainland UK destinations only)
USD 5.95 (for UNITED STATES of AMERICA only)
£3.75 (for Other World Locations only)
EURO 4.89 (for European Union destinations only)

Clay Pipe Stem Scraper 9 inch



Specially formed metal wire for dealing with blockages which might occur in your pipe stem due to the build up of sticky resin. This wire will work for any pipes up to 9 inches in length. It is made to suit my own Dawnmist Studio products which have a bore size of 2mm or more. It might work for other clay pipes you have if the hole is large enough. The wire is 1mm diameter iron with a grip at one end and shaped edge at the other. It will also bend to suit curved pipes!

Push the wire carefully into the clay pipe stem until the obstruction is reached twisting to gradually slice through the sticky tar, then push up and down to remove the waste material.
If your clay pipe is longer than 12 inches I can make them up to the right length, just let me know.
Note the price of postage works out more economical when purchased with a clay pipe rather than on its own.

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Iron
For stem lengths up to: 225mm (9 inches)
For stem bore diameter of: 2mm minimum



In Stock
Price is for one wire.

£3.45 (for Mainland UK destinations only)
USD 5.59 (for UNITED STATES of AMERICA only)
£3.45 (for Other World Locations only)
EURO 4.49 (for European Union destinations only)

Clay Pipe Stem Scraper 6 inch



Specially formed metal wire for dealing with blockages which might occur in your pipe stem due to the build up of sticky resin. This wire will work for any pipes up to 6 inches in length. It is made to suit my own Dawnmist Studio products which have a bore size of 2mm or more. It might work for other clay pipes you have if the hole is large enough. The wire is 1mm diameter iron with a grip at one end and shaped edge at the other. It will also bend to suit curved pipes!

Push the wire carefully into the clay pipe stem until the obstruction is reached twisting to gradually slice through the sticky tar, then push up and down to remove the waste material.
If your clay pipe is longer than 12 inches I can make them up to the right length, just let me know.
Note the price of postage works out more economical when purchased with a clay pipe rather than on its own.

SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Iron
For stem lengths up to: 150mm (6 inches)
For stem bore diameter of: 2mm minimum



In Stock
Price is for one wire.

£2.95 (for Mainland UK destinations only)
USD 4.75 (for UNITED STATES of AMERICA only)
£2.95 (for Other World Locations only)
EURO 3.85 (for European Union destinations only)

OTHER CLAY PIPE RELATED ITEMS FOR SALE
Antique and Collectible Clay Pipes, Etc. Etc...

Here further down the page you will find an ever changing selection of clay pipes which are surplus to my own personal study. Items might include earlier pieces dating back as far as c.1600, although the majority will date from the 17th-20th Century. More recent collectibles might include designs that are still made today using the original moulds or pipes from the 1970's. I sometimes also have books for sale. Have a browse through and if you need more help then do ask. Remember that my stock changes now and then so do come back for another visit soon.
Thank You.

heather@dawnmist.org


1970's Clay Pipe by E.Ayto - The Blues and Royals







Collectible pipe made in the 1970's by Eric Ayto who operated his business in Portsmouth. These are quite collectible now as they were only produced over a few years and I think this design was likely one of his earlier ones.
The pipe has what I think are symbols of a Regiment, fancy lettering and an eagle.
Is in great condition for its age and though the stem hole is fairly narrow it could be smoked.

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: c.1865-1935
Surface finish: moulded
Length of stem approx: 150mm (6 inches)
Smoking chamber inside diameter approx: 17mm
Smoking chamber depth inside approx: 35mm diameter





1970's Clay Pipe by E.Ayto - Queen Victoria



Collectible pipe made in the 1970's by Eric Ayto who operated his business in Portsmouth. These are quite collectible now as they were only produced over a few years and I think this design was likely one of his earlier ones.
The pipe has the portrait of a woman, Queen Victoria and a nice curvey stem.
Is in great condition for its age and though the stem hole is fairly narrow it could be smoked.

PIPE SPECIFICATIONS
Suitable for a Re-enactment date of: c.1865-1935
Surface finish: moulded
Length of stem approx: 125mm (5 inches)
Smoking chamber inside diameter approx: 17mm
Smoking chamber depth inside approx: 35mm diameter





Giant Clay Pipe Bowl by Gambier of Paris c.1875-1920



Produced by the famous French firm of J.Gambier of Paris and dating from about 1860-1920 this is an unusual large pipe bowl. Gambier produced many thousands of designs right up until 1926 and their pipes have always been favoured by smokers at that time and are very collectible today. This pipe might appeal as a novelty item or if you are a Gambier pipe collector. The makers mark is on the stem. Pipes like these were produced mainly for show and as novelty items but were also passed around and smoked at clubs in the past. This one is quite heavy and has a nice smooth polished finish.






The Art and Archaeology of Clay Tobacco Pipes

CD ROM - Packed with Information

Heather Coleman is an artist, semi-professional archaeologist and clay pipe maker living in the county of Devonshire in England. She has collected and studied clay tobacco pipes on and off for over 35 years and her knowledge and enthusiasm are shared with you on this CD.

Discover Art, Archaeology and History with this fascinating study of the clay tobacco pipe...

If you have found clay pipes while walking the dog or digging the garden, or have collected them for some time and want to find out more about them then this CD is ideal for you. Also helpful to Museum Curators, archaeologists and those wanting to explore material for their own studies. Smokers and dealers of tobacciana will also find my CD of interest.

Contents:

  • Photo galleries which are constantly being updated with over 7000 pictures now!
  • Galleries of images of highly decorated French Figural pipes (including Gambier and Fiolet).
  • Pipes by John Pollock & Co.
  • Sections devoted to more recent clays still being made by pipe makers all over the world.
  • 378 precisely drawn illustrations with many associated photographs.
  • Finds from all over the British Isles are grouped County by County.
  • A history of clay pipes and how they were made.
  • How to find, clean and identify.
  • Dozens of books are listed along with a summary of their contents.
  • WWW links and contacts are also included.
  • My own pipes which I make are also covered with dozens of pictures taken of the studio.
  • Short Video presentations.
  • Readers on the WWW can also send in photographs of their pipes and collections to add to future releases of this CD.
  • The CD was first released in 1999 and is now up to at least Revision U.

Suitable for any PC equiped with CD-ROM drive and Web Browser.

Copyright 2012 Heather Coleman, Dawnmist Studio


Buy this CD here...

Post & Packing is INCLUDED on this CD.

£5.85 (for Mainland UK destinations only)
USD 9.35 (for UNITED STATES of AMERICA only)
EURO 7.75 (for European Union destinations only)


BOOK: Significant Figures in Art and Craft Today

Heather and her pipes are featured in the 2011 publication "Significant Figures in Art and Craft Today" by Derek Reay.
This is a 192 page, full colour, hardcover book covering a wide range of Arts and Crafts of 86 people who have made an impact in their chosen field of expertise.
Foreword by David Linley. ISBN 978-0-9556154-3-6

If you have an overall interest in arts and crafts of all kinds then this book is for you! Each of the 86 artists covered in the book are shown in their working environment in nice glossy colour photo's and there is a two page article about their work and achievments. This is the sort of book you can pick up now and then and browse through a few at a time, dipping into the arts and crafts of a wide variety of topics - the book cover reveals the multitude included. Also ideal as a gift or for a coffee table for when visitors come.

PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and so the price given here is for customers on Mainland UK only. If you are not a UK mainland resident then please write to me first so I can give you a price quote which includes the postage to your country, thank you.


Price includes postage and packing UK ONLY.
NON UK residents please write first so I can calculate postage based on your location, the book is heavy!


£19.95 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)




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