18 July 2014
Besides cultural tourists to the Amsterdam Pipe Museum, many visitors are persons with a specific interest or even passion. Today we had a visitor from Moscow who proved to be a ceramist. After his visit and a nice chat, he donated one of his pipes to the museum. Not an average tobacco pipe but an alternative ceramic pipe for smoking cannabis. This pipe is truly remarkable for its metallic shining glaze like copper and unique surface treatment imitating hammered metal. The simple design of the pipe is very useful: a hole at one end is a comfortable mouthpiece to place against your lips, a hole at the far end enables to regulate the air influx and the wide tube in between functions for good cooling. We are happy with this one-of-a-kind addition.