About Us

About Us

art&syn is here to help grow ceramics through the unique and niche world of ceramic pipe making. Pottery has had minor changes in the industry over the past 20 years. Still, we know ceramic pipes and ceramic smoking accessories are something unique that will grow the industry into something that’s been a long time coming. Our goal is to empower other artists to be able to practice the methods of ceramic pipe making.

James Pagni



Our story started in 2011, in a high school ceramics class. Like others before him, James thought it would be clever to hide a bong inside one of his projects. Although his attempts were always wasted, his passion for ceramics continued and eventually built Ceramic Smokeware. 

In their early days, there were no tools, tutorials, or advice to help them get started, and so they spent the next year and a half teaching themselves the art of ceramic pipe making. With 7 years of experience, James and Colibri are now teaching others how to make their own pieces.




James Pagni + Colibri Cruz

Ceramists in love, simply enjoying their craft. With James's appreciation for form and function and Colibri's obsession with design, they create the perfect team.