As pipe smokers and collectors in 2017, we are all blessed with an almost over-abundance of variety when it comes to pipes. It seems that most feel like we do like in the heyday of pipes, even though we are, in contradiction, all feeling the tightening reins of government regulations. These vast choices help to make it a fun hobby, but it can also be overwhelming at times. When it comes down to it, what seems to really dictate the flow of popularity in the long term is quality for price.
Handmade items hold a special place in our hearts. Anybody can but a mass-produced widget, but a handmade one, lovingly crafted by a skilled craftsman with a good eye is a unique item to be cherished for a lifetime – and then by future generations. The cost is relative; as they say, you get what you pay for.
This is what I think about when I set up to design and craft a pipe. Giving the collector and smoker what they are looking for and keeping it within a price that fits a wide variety of lifestyles. A pipe is a simple item, really, but there can be a great art in simplicity if it is appreciated for the function as well as the craft.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my work. I hope you find your stay here to be enjoyable as you get to look at some of my work and learn more about what I have to offer.