Clay pipes have been around for centuries, if not longer. Clay is very easy to mold, therefore many shapes and sizes are possible. There are very straightforward designs, replicas of vintage pipes, through to more elaborate figurine designs.

X1 ceramic clay bowl for Nargile Shisha Hookah water pipe + cover Windproof
X1 ceramic clay bowl for Nargile Shisha Hookah water pipe + cover Windproof
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HI QUALITY Ceramic Clay Tobacco Smoking Pipe Handmade Double Insulation Bending
HI QUALITY Ceramic Clay Tobacco Smoking Pipe Handmade Double Insulation Bending
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OLD L FIOLET ST OMER FRENCH CLAY POTTERY PIPE SMOKING COLLECTIBLE
OLD L FIOLET ST OMER FRENCH CLAY POTTERY PIPE SMOKING COLLECTIBLE
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ANTIQUE CLAY PIPE BOWL LATE 19th CENTURY with NEW EBONITE STEM LOVAT LIKE STYLE+
ANTIQUE CLAY PIPE BOWL LATE 19th CENTURY with NEW EBONITE STEM LOVAT LIKE STYLE+
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15 NEW CLAY PIPES TWO BASKETS L 55+32 H 14+1 W 1+06GUEST TEST PIPE
15 NEW CLAY PIPES TWO BASKETS L 55+32 H 14+1 W 1+06GUEST TEST PIPE
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5 NEW CLAY PIPES BROWN AGED GERMANY BISHOP+KNIGHT GUEST TEST PIPE AWESOME+AAA
5 NEW CLAY PIPES BROWN AGED GERMANY BISHOP+KNIGHT GUEST TEST PIPE AWESOME+AAA
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SET of 3 NEW WHITE CLAY PIPES GERMANY VINTAGE DIFF STYLES L 20cm H 38 4cm ++
SET of 3 NEW WHITE CLAY PIPES GERMANY VINTAGE DIFF STYLES L 20cm H 38 4cm ++
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100 NEW GERMAN WHITE CLAY PIPES BASKET L 32 H 1 W 06 GUEST TEST PIPE++
100 NEW GERMAN WHITE CLAY PIPES BASKET L 32 H 1 W 06 GUEST TEST PIPE++
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35 NEW GERMAN WHITE CLAY PIPES BASKET L 32 H 1 W 06 GUEST TEST PIPE++
35 NEW GERMAN WHITE CLAY PIPES BASKET L 32 H 1 W 06 GUEST TEST PIPE++
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COMBO 12 NEW WHITE + AGED OLD GERMAN CLAY PIPES 85 20cm L Bishop+Knight+Basket
COMBO 12 NEW WHITE + AGED OLD GERMAN CLAY PIPES 85 20cm L Bishop+Knight+Basket
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Collection Of Clay Pipes One Stamped Manchester
Collection Of Clay Pipes One Stamped Manchester
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FULL CLAY TOBACCO PIPES X 10 LOT 1
FULL CLAY TOBACCO PIPES X 10 LOT 1
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FULL CLAY TOBACCO PIPES X 10 LOT 2
FULL CLAY TOBACCO PIPES X 10 LOT 2
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AADAMS GATESHEAD FULL CLAY TOBACCO PIPE
AADAMS GATESHEAD FULL CLAY TOBACCO PIPE
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WINSTON CHURCHILL  FULL CLAY TOBACCO PIPE
WINSTON CHURCHILL FULL CLAY TOBACCO PIPE
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Clay pipes are almost always made from a very fine white clay. The more low quality clay pipes are not actually made from clay but, from porcelain poured into a mould. These pipes are actually porous and of low quality, adding unfavorable flavors during a smoke. Top quality clays are made in a very labor-intensive process, requiring all the air to be beaten out of the clay. Each pipe is then hand rolled prior to molding, piercing with fine wire, finishing off with careful firing.

Normally, clay pipes are left un-glazed, as clays burn hot compared to other kinds of pipes, making them difficult for the majority of pipe smokers to smoke. Smokers that favour clay pipes claim that a well made clay pipe gives more of a pure smoke than other pipes, with no added flavor from the pipes bowl. Once considered disposable items, large numbers of clay pipes were thrown out in the past. They are now often used to assist in dating by industrial archaeologists.