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J. Alan Pipes

J.Alan pipes are made by Jeffrey A. Burt-Gracik in lovely San Diego, California. Having chosen an ideal location to not only live and surf, but make pipes in a workshop that gets neither too cold nor too hot, Jeff is one of the very few makers worldwide that has ideal working conditions. He began carving pipes in 2004 while earning his Master’s degree and went full-time pipe maker in 2006.

All J.Alan pipes are shaped from exquisite blocks of top-grade briar cured and aged to make the best pieces possible. All tenons are made from delrin, and each stem is expertly hand-cut and slotted from ebonite, cumberland, or vintage Bakelite. Perfect mouth-feel completes each piece, which is why you will never question the smoking properties of a J.Alan pipe after trying your first. Limiting use of accents for consistency and a body of work, one might occasionally find bamboo, silver (which Jeff does himself), boxwood, and a few others. Finishing only smooth or blasted pieces, each J.Alan is a full extension of the maker. Being an avid surfer, Jeff’s highest grade (and rarely produced) is a wave. Other pieces aren’t graded, but easily fit on a timeline as each is stamped with the number of production and the year. Hence, 400 10 would be his four-hundredth pipe in existence and it was made in 2010.


An interview with Jeff Gracik

A photo essay including Jeff Gracik

A History of J. Alan Pipes Pipes

002-376-0130 J. Alan Pipes Partially Sandblasted Blowfish with Bamboo 
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002-376-0157 J. Alan Pipes Partially Sandblasted Scorpion Fugu 
SKU: 002-376-0157
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002-376-0128 J. Alan Pipes Sandblasted Bent Apple 
SKU: 002-376-0128
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002-376-0131 J. Alan Pipes Sandblasted Bent Apple 
SKU: 002-376-0131
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002-376-0132 J. Alan Pipes Sandblasted Bent Apple 
SKU: 002-376-0132
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002-376-0158 J. Alan Pipes Sandblasted Bent Billiard 
SKU: 002-376-0158
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002-376-0129 J. Alan Pipes Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Horn 
SKU: 002-376-0129
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002-376-0142 J. Alan Pipes Sandblasted Bent Egg with Boxwood 
SKU: 002-376-0142
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002-376-0140 J. Alan Pipes Sandblasted Bent Tomato with Horn 
SKU: 002-376-0140
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002-376-0112 J. Alan Pipes Sandblasted Gourd with Bamboo 
SKU: 002-376-0112
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002-376-0159 J. Alan Pipes Sandblasted Pint Glass with Horn 
SKU: 002-376-0159
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002-376-0031 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Angler Fish 
SKU: 002-376-0031
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002-376-0155 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Bent Apple 
SKU: 002-376-0155
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002-376-0127 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Bent Apple with Bamboo 
SKU: 002-376-0127
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002-376-0117 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Bent Apple with Boxwood 
SKU: 002-376-0117
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002-376-0115 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Billiard with Bamboo 
SKU: 002-376-0115
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002-376-0101 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Blowfish 
SKU: 002-376-0101
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002-376-0138 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Calabash with Boxwood 
SKU: 002-376-0138
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002-376-0047 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Calabash with Brown Mallee 
SKU: 002-376-0047
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002-376-0108 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Chubby Apple with Bamboo 
SKU: 002-376-0108
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002-376-0121 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Elephant's Foot with Bamboo 
SKU: 002-376-0121
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002-376-0084 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Freehand Blowfish 
SKU: 002-376-0084
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002-376-0109 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Horn (Wave) 
SKU: 002-376-0109
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002-376-0116 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Lovat with Mastodon Ivory 
SKU: 002-376-0116
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002-376-0137 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Pint Glass with Horn 
SKU: 002-376-0137
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002-376-0122 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Speeding Blowfish 
SKU: 002-376-0122
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002-376-0118 J. Alan Pipes Smooth Tomato with Bamboo and Boxwood 
SKU: 002-376-0118
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