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The Single-blade Razor

March 23, 2011


Here is another project involving the clay pipe stem tubes. I personally am loathe to believe that one needs 5 blades on a razor and thus purchased a simple old-fashioned single-blade razor from Boots. It was cheap (about £5) and does the job beautifully. It did, however, come with a horrible plastic handle that somewhat lessened […]

Re-made London Clay Pipe No. 2

March 22, 2011


This clay pipe re-make is a gift for my girlfriend’s mentor, the artist Sarah Hocombe. Sarah introduced her to mudlarking on the banks of the Thames and often paints frescos on brick fragments dating back to the fire of London. My girlfriend and I found the bowl for this one beneath the Millennuim Bridge on […]

Reconstituted London Clay Pipe

February 15, 2011


The banks of the Thames are absolutely littered with bits of broken clay pipe. Being fragile and cheap they were cast into the filthy river when they inevitably snapped, like so many cigarette ends in the street. The stems of these are easy to find and it’s not difficult to find enough of the correct […]