Experience the Aloha of Hawaii

Welcome to the 41st Anniversary Edition of CELEBRATION PIPES … first created on Laie Point, Oahu, as stocking stuffers for Christmas 1973, then happily passed around the SUNSHINE Festival inside DIAMOND HEAD crater on New Years Day, 1974. Each LAVASTONEWARE piece is still handcrafted by DaPiper from our unique ceramic composite, textured with lava rocks, fired to over 

2,300 degrees Fahrenheit, and then meticulously plated in either 22kt Gold, Platinum, Opal, Black Coral, Purple Haze, or our exotic Hanalei Blue finishes. Each pipe is encased in a velvet bag and presented in a custom gift box with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed and numbered.

In the spring of 1974, HIGH TIMES magazine came to be, and we were founding advertisers…many moons have passed and countless new friends have time tested each rock and roll hard, virtually unbreakable, CELEBRATION PIPE. Over the years, we have been honored to be commissioned to create pieces for AEROSMITH, BOB MARLEY &
steve (2)the WAILERS, CECILIO and KAPONO, CHEECH AND CHONG, HUGH HEFNER, FLEETWOOD MAC, JEFFERSON STARSHIP, JESSE COLIN YOUNG, KALAPANA, LOGGINS and MESSINA, KEITH STROUP, (founder of NORML), WAR, WILLY NELSON, WOODY HARRELSON, and the VOICEYOURSELF.com SOL TOUR crew, ZIGGY MARLEY, B-REAL AND DARYL HANNAH.



Order up a “peace of paradise” and spread some love around…seems we need that now more than ever…Mahalonuiloa

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIPPING UPDATE:

Free shipping applies only to retail orders in the domestic USA. Shipping charges will apply to overseas purchases and wholesale orders.

 

 

 

     


    As the legendary island waves thundered into the lava tubes beneath our Hawaiian studios the classic Celebration Pipes were born.

     

    Sunshine Festival- Jan. 1, 1974

    Celebration Pipes were first created on Laie Point , North Shore Oahu, in the winter of 1973 as the legendary island waves thundered into the lava tubes running under our lanai studio. The Sunshine Festival in Diamondhead Crater was only a couple of weeks away on January 1, 1974, and I was behind on my Christmas gift list. We had created over 250 handmade K-POI radio coffee mugs for the stations’ owner, Tom Moffatt. Tom Moffatt productions brought Elvis to Hawaii in the 1960′s and just kept bringing the best talent and performers in the world to the paradise called HAWAII.The Sunshine Festival was an annual all day extravaganza on New Years day that seemed to get 10′s of thousands of rock and roll fans off to a good start each New Year. Lots of music, dance, and good times had for all inside a dormant VOLCANO in the middle of an island, in the middle of the ocean. So besides the dozens of handmade ceramic mugs, bowls, plates and toothbrush holders that were to this time the normal stock in trade for our home ceramic business , a new item, a handmade, lavastoneware, 22kt GOLD PLATED pipe was offered to the public for the first time.

     

     

    High Times Ad- 1978(not current pricing)

    That initial ad drew 250 sales in the first month….at the beginning, High times was a quarterly publication. It eventually grew to a bi-monthly and then into the present monthly editions. The success was immediate and grew throughout the rest of the 1970′s. Tom Moffatt productions ordered many of the Pipes for a little bit of ALOHA to our world traveling entertainers. The black velvet and satin bags made a great presentation to accompany PLATINUM PLATED PIPES for Aerosmith, the Platinum Punks.Each year saw more presentations as groups like Fleetwood Mac, Loggins and Messina, Cecelio and Kapono, Jesse Colin Young, Paul Kantner, Kalapana, and Bob Marley and the Wailers would cruise thru and rock on…….Bob Marley played under a full moon at the Lahaina tennis stadium in August of 1979…..this was indeed an honor for me to present a piece of Paradise for the father of reggae and all the Wailers to enjoy!During the mid seventies, I also became active in the Hawaii chapter of NORML, headed by the late great legendary ping pong champion and defense attorney
    extraordinaire, Hyman Greenstein. The flamboyant barrister came to the aid of many prosecuted for the weed and if you were ever in his office on the 13th floor of the Ala Moana building in Honolulu, you’d be lucky to score 7 points on his Olympic ping pong table before he dashed your hopes. Hy wore white linen suits and green bowties and drove a snow white Alfa Romero Spyder Veloce in the warm Hawaiian sun as he shuttled between his office and the courts….but I digress…it’s just that I miss his smile that I see after all these years.

     Cheech and Chong, Paul Kantner, Cecilio & Kapono, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, Jesse Colin Young, Bob Marley, Loggins & Messina, and Keith Stroup of NORML were among many celebrities presented Celebration Pipes by “Da Piper” and Tom Moffatt Productions