“But I won’t do that”

I thought I might talk about the rules that individual pipemakers work by, in terms of form vs function.  I’ve seen a lot of beautifully sculptural pipe shapes in the past few years, and I love the looks of them and admire their originality and would make similar work myself, Read more…

Making a freehand

This is going to be a long post, but I’ll try to keep the words to a minimum and let the photos do most of the talking.  Basically, this is how I make a freehand, and when I say “freehand”, I mean a pipe with no advance planning as far Read more…

2016 and Onwards!

Whoah.  I just discovered to my surprise that I haven’t written a pipe blog article since February of 2015, when I introduced the Morta Collectors.  I haven’t exactly been active with this blog for a few years now, but that’s quite a gap between posting, even for me.  By way Read more…

Social Marketing 101

Social Marketing.  It’s a buzzword (Buzzphrase?) that everyone talks about, who sells online.  It can also be one of the most fucking annoying things ever, when people do it poorly.  I have been effectively doing social marketing online for my own business successfully now for 16 years, and what I Read more…