Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Irish Potato

I like the potato pipes and this one sports a lucite stem. They are basic pipes but the eyes give each one it's own flavor. I know that Irish potatoes are one of the most over used stereotypes and this stereotype is only made more fascinating by the fact that potatoes, like tobacco, are a new world plant. So no one really knows what the Irish ate before Columbus discovered America.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Lucky Pipe

I've made a couple pipes in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick's day. This tobacco pipe is the first that I am posting. The most striking feature is obviously the bowl shape. After having experimented with square bowls I feel pretty confident in using other shapes. So this is my first attempt at a four leaf clover. It might also remind one of a bubble pipe design which we all had as children. 

This Pipe also has a green hue which is the result of using both a blue dye and a light walnut dye. I removed more dye than I usually do, allowing the grain to really shine through and there is some beautiful grain to show off.