It all started as an art project at the University of Colorado in Boulder. A handful of Kashtrays were made and given to friends. They were tested and used, in some cases for many years. Although the Kashtray was considered by all to be one of the most ingenious smoking accessories of our time, the time just wasn’t right for it to be made available for the world.
Fast forward a few years. While traveling through Asia, I found myself on the island of Formosa, in the village of Yingge, known for its centuries long tradition in fine ceramics. A do-it-yourself pottery session rekindled the Kashtray dream.
In September 2010, the first "new" Kashtray samples were handcrafted, and after a few subtle changes, the new and much-improved Kashtray was born.
The Kashtray has certainly come a long way from the Fine Arts Building at CU to the ceramics studio in Yingge. Now it's here for you to enjoy. Just think, you’ll never have to search for something to clean your pipe with again.