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Miwak Pipe

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  • $70.00
Rufus Switzerland
Sierra Lima

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.

A hollow interior provides a large chamber for smoke, and the exterior is hand-finished for a smooth feel in the palm.

  • 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: Isopropyl alcohol + salt; Box includes detailed cleaning instructions.

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

Available in these colors:

  • Sierra Lima: pure stoneware clay body; bowl has a hand-painted glaze in slightly iridescent blue-green with a subtle orange glow
  • Bobra: monochromatic, warm, light blue porcelain body color featuring a clear glaze in the bowl
  • Rufus Switzerland: monochromatic, warm, dusty pink porcelain body color featuring a clear glaze in the bowl
  • Julio:  monochromatic, warm, peacock green porcelain body color featuring a blue glossy glaze in the bowl
  • Zapaleri: mixed stoneware, each one uniquely patterned, with a clear glaze that intensifies the colors
  • Licancabur: deep brown stoneware with a striking metallic glaze on the bowl
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.