Clay Pipe and Skyline card
F R A G M E N T S │S21 - Inspired by the Thames foreshore.
Lino printed illustration of Westminster and Saint Paul's on recycled card with natural dye inks. Includes clay pipe fragment on hemp yarn that is also a simple bracelet.
Clay pipes were commonly used from the late 16th century as a luxury as tobacco was very expensive. Later in the 18th century they were used by all classes with pipe bowls becoming increasingly more large and elaborate in the 19th century. Clay pipe stems can be found all around the Thames foreshore and goes to show how many people used them!