Miwak Junior first began as a rebellious act in a community college ceramics class. Chilean artist Sebastian Boher tried several times to sneak a pipe into the kiln but it wasn't until his third try that he was able to pass unnoticed by the class censors. The difference on this try – he had created an object of beauty with more discreet functionality. After more experimentation with partner Alice Johnson Boher, a writer and performer from the American South, Miwak Junior was born.
Alice and Sebastian's collections are inspired by Pre-Columbian cultures and the Space Age, and all of their exquisite pipes are handmade in their Echo Park home studio.