Sierra Lima Pipe by Miwak Junior

Sierra Lima Pipe Sierra Lima Pipe

Sierra Lima Pipe

by Miwak Junior


These pipes from Miwak Junior are inspired by the Aviation Phonetic Alphabet aka the Flying Alphabet. Control tower, this is 6-1 Sierra Hotel Delta asking permission to land... The Sierra Lima Pipe is made of pure stoneware clay with a bold, hand-painted glaze. This is Mike Indigo Whiskey Alfa Kilo Juliet Romeo and we have lift off...

A hollow interior provides a large chamber for smoke, and the exterior is hand-finished for a smooth feel in the palm. We’re obsessed with the subtle orange glow surrounding the slightly iridescent blue-green bowl, which is hand-glazed for a non-porous, easy-to-clean surface.

Miwak Junior pipes are fired in reduction, in a gas kiln at an extremely high fire temperature. The heat renders their pipes especially sturdy, and the reduction process creates an ever-changing array of finishes which make each piece truly one-of-a-kind.

  • Materials: Mixed stoneware, glaze, each one uniquely patterned.

  • Size: 4 x 3 x 0.75 in.

  • Weight: ~3.75 oz.

  • Use: Medium sized bowl, side carb, mouthpiece on end of shallow body.

  • Care: We highly recommend cleaning with Miwak’s Terpene Wash, or Isopropyl alcohol + salt; Box includes detailed cleaning instructions.

  • Made: Slip cast and glazed responsibly in Los Angeles.

Miwak Junior first began as a rebellious act in a community college ceramics class, where making smoking implements was strictly verboten. Chilean artist Sebastian Boher tried twice to sneak a pipe into the kiln; but on his third try, the pipe went undetected by the censors, proving that he'd created an object of beauty with a discreet functionality. The Miwak Junior aesthetic is inspired by Pre-Columbian cultures, Space Age wonder, and the clean minimalism of Japanese design. Sebastian lives and works in Los Angeles, out of his home studio.