Heather Coleman is a well known English artisan who produces clay pipes, after having collecting them extensively. She also makes replicas of English and Dutch clay pipes from the 16th century and later.
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! Some are inspired by old pieces in my collection and I often try to emulate the elegance and quirks that those display .. I have been making clay pipes since 1998 and my present kiln stands about waist height tall. It is a top-loader fired by an advanced computer system which we developed in-house to have very precise control over temperature. I am not sure what pipe makers of Centuries past would have made of this - I expect they would have preferred their wood and coal-fired kilns!
- A Short History Of Clay Pipes, by Heather Coleman
- 378 Clay Tobacco Pipe Designs
- The Art and Archaeology of Clay Tobacco Pipes (CD-ROM)
Website: http://www.dawnmist.org/ E-Mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- From Pipes, Artisans and Trademarks, by José Manuel Lopes
- From her website http://www.dawnmist.org/pipesale.htm