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Clay Pipes.

June 18, 2009

The last of the Dutch clay pipe makers from Gouda, in Holland, has retired. Here is a short film showing his methods and revealing a little of the history of this dying craft.

I was once privileged enough to visit him at his workshop in Gouda many years ago.

 

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  1. kevin hague permalink
    April 22, 2010 21:22

    just found a head of a clay pipe if thats the right terminolegy, looks like skull and cross bones any ideas to its hisory ? yours kev hague thank you

    Not really Kev.. people have been making them for centuries. Pictures might help… Your terminology is just fine though.!!
    Exile

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