To Smoke a Clay Pipe, you have to Scoop the bowl of the pipe into the tobacco pouch or tin and fill the bowl to the top. You need to shake the pipe to settle the tobacco in the bowl. You must lightly tamp the tobacco in the bowl. After that, fill the empty space at the top of the bowl with more loose tobacco. You should tamp down the tobacco with a little more force.
You can repeat filling and tamping until the pipe is completely full. You have to make a test draw on the pipe through the mouthpiece. If the airway is blocked or too difficult to draw, you need to empty out the pipe and refill it and do not tamp as hard. Then, Light a match and move it in a circular motion over the top of the bowl when taking short and shallow draws through the pipe. You must evenly light the top of the bowl.
You should lightly tamp the burnt tobacco at the top of the bowl to an even level. Next, Use a match to relight the tobacco. You can Move the match in a circular motion over the bowl to make an even light. You have to Smoke the pipe. You need to Hold the pipe by the stem near the bowl, but not by the bowl.
Forth, empty the bowl using a pipe tool and run pipe cleaners through the stem to remove any moisture from the stem.