The Kraken

Here is a sketch I did for a pipe back in 2001. This has become a ongoing struggle, the “pipe that keeps getting away” because of the difficulty of the design and the engineering hassles it would entail. I actually have a large stummel set aside for this pipe, which Read more…

Tobacco Stem

The pipe in today’s pics was made as an experiment back in 2001 when I was doing a lot of acrylic casting. It was one of those nutty-yet-intriguing ideas – since I could cast just about anything in with the acrylic mix, what would it be like to cast a Read more…

The Silliest Pipe I Ever Made

Before I go further I should apologize for the lateness in getting the new updates posted for this page and for “American Pipemaker in Brittany”. The last several days have seen me working non-stop and round-the-clock to finish the most complex Halloween pipe I’ve done thus far, Grendel’s Mother, seen Read more…

The Gaffer

Back in the late 90’s I made a number of pipes based on Lord of the Rings characters. This was long before the Tolkein mania that the movies kicked off – back in those innocent days I was just making hobbit pipes because I liked the stories, and they were Read more…

Pipe Art, literally

Back in the late 90’s, I was fortunate enough to be contacted by a Russian artist named Juris Dimiters. I am not certain on the first name – I think it was spelled differently, but I can’t remember the exact spelling. At the time, he had a very nice website Read more…

A photo re-post

Apologies for reposting something that’s already been seen, but I wanted to show this again because this new format allows the pictures to be viewed full-size (just click the pic) and this is one which benefits greatly from being able to see it larger. The old 500-pixel-wide limit made a Read more…