DAWNMIST STUDIO CLAY PIPES Made Solely by Heather Coleman

Here you will find an ever-changing selection of the clay pipes that I have designed and made, many of them based on originals.

Have a browse through and if you need more help then do ask. You may order and pay immediately through the shopping basket system provided. Remember that my stock changes from month to month so do come back for another visit soon.

ALL my pipes can be smoked.

Thank You.



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 some of our other items such as unique crystal glazed vases. The kiln can also be used for scientific tests as the computer produces graphs of the firing and the close tracking of temperature as shown in the image above. The kiln itself reminds me of some sort of space shuttle and does actually have tiles inside which are of the same technological origin. I am not sure what pipe makers of the 19th Century would have made of this, I expect they would have preferred their coal fired kilns!
  • This Web Page is up to date as of January 28. 2015
  • I AM TAKING TIME OUT FROM PIPE MAKING UNTIL MARCH 2015.
  • MY ENTIRE STOCK HAS NOW SOLD OUT AND I HAVE NOTHING LEFT TO OFFER FOR THE TIME BEING OTHER THAN NECKLACES FOR REENACTMENT
  • A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE BOUGHT MY PIPES IN 2014 - DO CALL BACK AGAIN DURING 2015.
  • Calling all customers of my clay pipes past and present! Do send me pictures of my clay pipes in action for my "Hall of Fame" - See below
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heather@dawnmist.org



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POSTAL PRICE INFORMATION...

Pipe prices shown exclude Post & Packing, which is added to your order based upon where you want the pipe delivered (UK, Europe or Worldwide). 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.

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.
Our current standard P&P charges for UK, Europe and Worldwide destinations are as follows:

DestinationFirst Pipe P&PAdditional Pipes P&P
UK £3.90 £0.75
Europe €5.95 €1.30 per pipe
Worldwide US$ 9.60 US$ 2.90 per pipe


Tudor Clay Pipe by Heather Coleman



My Tudor pipe is based on original pieces in my collection dating from around 1590-1610. These have tiny bowls that allow just a pinch of tobacco and are good for testing various flavours without tainting a larger bowl. Of course in the Tudor period tobacco was so expensive that few could afford to use more than a pinch now and then.

The Dawnmist Studio Tudor pipe has a very small bowl, about the size of the tip of your finger, just like the very first ones did. The smoking chamber size is approx 11mm diameter by 18mm deep. Stem length approx 20cm (8 inches). The surfaces are all hand-burnished giving a smooth finish and a milling pattern added around the rim. Ideal for personal use and suitable for re-enactments of the 1580 to 1620 period. Again please note the small smoking chamber size which is half the size of English clays of the later 17th Century. Mouth tip is NOT glazed.

The pipe can be smoked.



17th Century style WHITE clay pipe by Heather Coleman



This style pipe has a bowl form that would be suitable for the time period of 1630 through to 1670 so it covers quite a time range for re-enactments. The style would be more suited for a mid-range date of 1650, being larger for 1630 but small for 1670. These are short pieces pressed in the mould, then trimmed, and I burnish these all over leaving them with a smooth finish. A line of milling is added to the rim as originals had. They are a neat design and can be smoked. The pipes are approx 5 inches long (15cm). Bowl chamber is approx 12mm dia by approx 20mm deep. The mouth end is NOT glazed.

The pipe can be smoked.



17th century style BLACK clay pipe by Heather Coleman



This style pipe has a bowl form that would be suitable for the time period of 1630 through to 1670 so it covers quite a time range for re-enactments. The style would be more suited for a mid-range date of 1650, being larger for 1630 but small for 1670. These are short pieces pressed in the mould, then trimmed, and I burnish these all over leaving them with a smooth finish. What makes them exciting is that I have made them using a genuine Black clay, which I hope will appeal to people for a number of reasons. Black clay is one of the more exotic clays I sometimes use in the studio. Although it is termed black it is actually a very dark brown. A line of milling is added to the rim as originals had. The pipes are approx 5 inches long (15cm). Bowl chamber is approx 12mm dia by approx 20mm deep. The mouth end is NOT glazed.

The pipe can be smoked.




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1640 style Clay Pipe by Heather Coleman



A style based on the small bulbous pipes smoked in the 1640 period in England close to the beginning of the Civil War. The design would also cover a date range of around 1630-1650. They are all neatly hand-burnished with a smooth surface and I have added a line of milling on the rim as originals had.

Stem length 8½ inches (22cm). Bowl chamber size approx 11mm dia x 22mm deep. The mouth end is NOT glazed.

The pipe can be smoked.



1650 style Clay Pipe by Heather Coleman



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.

Stem length 8½ inches (22cm). Bowl chamber size approx 11mm dia x 26mm deep. The mouth end is NOT glazed.

The pipe can be smoked.



17th Century Mariners Clay Pipe



I created this design several years ago based on original clay pipes in my collection made for early Dutch Mariners of the 17th Century. The original idea for this pipe is thought to have been based on the Biblical character of Jonah and the Whale, although I think the creature on the stem looks more like a sea serpent with scales and teeth, which a whale would not have. It might even be that they were first produced because of tales of early colonists in the Florida swamps who were confronted with alligators.

This pipe is 19cm long (Approx 7 inches) and can be smoked, with a chamber size of approx 12mm diameter at the rim and depth of about 28mm. The surface has been fettled and hand-burnished to a high standard. The mouth end is NOT glazed.

The pipe can be smoked.



Dutch Short 18th Century Clay Pipe by Heather Coleman



This pipe is suitable for re-enactments of the whole 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 at 4½ inches (11cm), being not too short for general use but not long enough to break too easily.

Bowl internal diameter at the rim approx 15mm, depth of smoking chamber approx 35mm. There is a line of fine milling right on the rim edge. The pipe is made to a high standard and hand stroke-burnished to a smooth touch just like originals. Mouth tip is NOT glazed.

The pipe can be smoked.



Traditional Dutch Style Pipe by Heather Coleman



This is my own version of a traditional Dutch clay pipe with an "egg" shaped bowl. It was inspired by the shapes of Dutch pipes of the period from c.1750 onwards and would suit this earlier date and throughout the 19th and 20th Century.

Stem length 9½ inches (24cm). The smoking chamber size is approx 30mm deep and 15mm diameter on the inside at the rim. The surface is all hand-burnished and I have added a milled pattern on the edge of the rim. Mouth tip is NOT glazed.

The pipe can be smoked.





1700 Style English Tavern pipe by Heather Coleman



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.

Stem length 11½ inches (29cm). The smoking chamber size is approx 35mm deep and 15mm diameter on the inside at the rim. The surface is all hand-burnished. The mouth end is NOT Glazed.

The pipe can be smoked.



1700 style English Clay Pipe by Heather Coleman



This is one of my designs based on a more robust form of English clay pipe that would have been in fashion between c.1680 and 1740. The bowl is plain all over except for a part-milled pattern on the rim as traditionals would have had. The stem of this piece I chose to be approx 7 inches long with a strong join to the bowl. The smoking chamber size is approx 35mm deep and 16mm diameter on the inside at the rim. The surface is all hand-burnished on the bowl and along the stem giving it that artistic personal touch to each one. I can recommend this pipe as a good one to buy which I created to last a bit longer than the longer narrower pieces. The mouth end is NOT glazed.

The pipe can be smoked.




Dawnmist London 1740 Pipe by Heather Coleman



This is my new design (April 2014) based on a typical London style that was around 1740. It will however be fine for reenactments covering a wider date range of about 1700 to 1780. I have made this pipe a nice handy shorter length.

Stem length is 5 inches (13cm), bowl internal diameter at the rim approx 15mm, depth of smoking chamber approx. 35mm. The pipe is well made only by myself and hand-burnished to a smooth touch. Mouth tip NOT coated.

The pipe can be smoked.



Dawnmist Traditional Churchwarden Pipe by Heather Coleman



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

Stem length is 9 inches (22cm), bowl internal diameter at the rim approx 16mm, depth of smoking chamber approx. 30mm. The pipe is well made only by myself and hand-burnished to a smooth touch. Mouth tip NOT coated.

The pipe can be smoked.





Traditional Irish Clay Pipe by Heather Coleman



This is my version of a traditional Irish clay pipe. The design has a harp on one side with shamrock on the other and I have glazed the mouth end pale apple green which gives it a lovely touch. The style of pipe is similar to original 19th Century pieces and has a short stem (a real nose warmer!) with a good-sized bowl. A perfect pipe as a gift or for your own use.

Stem length is just under 3 inches (7cm), bowl internal diameter at the rim approx 17mm, depth of smoking chamber approx. 33mm. The pipe is well made only by myself and hand-burnished to a smooth touch.

The pipe can be smoked.



Traditional 19th Century Maritime Theme Clay Pipe by Heather Coleman



This design takes us back to the time period of c.1870-1930 and is similar to original pieces. I have taken a traditional mariner's theme with a sailing ship and an anchor. It has a short stem (a real nose warmer!) with a good-sized bowl. 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. Send me a picture of you with this pipe on the sea!

Stem length is just under 3 inches (7cm), bowl internal diameter at the rim approx 17mm, depth of smoking chamber approx. 33mm. The pipe is well made only by myself and hand-burnished to a smooth touch. The mouth tip is glazed.

The pipe can be smoked.



Traditional Short Cutty Clay Pipe by Heather Coleman



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 (c.1880-1960). Cutty pipes are the sort that could be held in the mouth while working (a real nose warmer!).

Stem length is just under 3 inches (7cm), bowl internal diameter at the rim approx 17mm, depth of smoking chamber approx. 33mm. The pipe is well made only by myself and hand stroke-burnished to a smooth touch. The mouth tip is glazed apple green.

The pipe can be smoked.


BLACK Cutty Clay Pipe by Heather Coleman



Made entirely from real BLACK clay which is actually a very dark brown colour.
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 (c.1880-1960). Cutty pipes are the sort that could be held in the mouth while working (a real nose warmer!).

Stem length is 3 inches (9cm), bowl internal diameter at the rim approx 17mm, depth of smoking chamber approx. 33mm. The pipe is well made only by myself and hand stroke-burnished to a smooth touch. The mouth tip is NOT glazed as black clay tends to be less porous and not sticky like white clay.

The pipe can be smoked.




Traditional 19th Century Upright Clay Pipe by Heather Coleman



Based on traditional Upright style clays that would have been in use from the 1880 period and continued to be popular into the 20th Century.

Stem length is 3 inches (8cm), bowl internal diameter at the rim approx 17mm, depth of smoking chamber approx. 35mm. The pipe is well made only by myself and hand stroke-burnished to a smooth touch. The mouth tip is glazed apple green.

The pipe can be smoked.



Dawnmist Adventurer Clay Pipe by Heather Coleman



Based on traditional style clays that would have been in use from the 1880 period and continued to be popular into the 20th Century. I have called this style a Dawnmist Adventurer and I really like the stylish shape of the bowl on these and the accentuated grip on the base.

Stem length is 4 inches (10cm), bowl internal diameter at the rim approx 17mm, depth of smoking chamber approx. 40mm. The pipe is well made only by myself and hand stroke-burnished to a smooth touch. The mouth tip is glazed apple green.

The pipe can be smoked.



NEW 2014: Small Horn Pipe by Heather Coleman



A new design I have just completed. This is a small pipe with a traditional horn shape. Ideal for smoking a small amount of tobacco and holding in the mouth hands-free.
The pipe has a green glazed mouth tip. All hand burnished and stamped with my personal mark on the underside.
Stem length approx 8cm (3 inches), smoking chamber approx 14mm dia x 30mm deep conical shape.

The pipe can be smoked.



Minimist Clay Pipe by Heather Coleman



I call this a Dawnmist "Minimist" 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.
Stem length approx 8cm (3 and a half inches), smoking chamber approx 10mm dia x 22mm deep (3/4 inch deep).

The pipe can be smoked.



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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 almost 1000 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


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