I am Elie. I'm a pipe carver, making hand made, freehand tobacco pipes.
Formerly situated in Belgium and in Portugal, I'm now living and
working in the Périgord Vert, Dordogne, France.
There's not that much to be told about me. I'm a mostly self taught
pipe maker who is passionate about this art of carving freehands out of
briar. As you will notice from the images: I don't stick to one style,
one material. Mostly not traditional, not standard. I like to stretch
the boundaries of traditional handmade pipes. My aim is to create
beauty on a few square inches.
the years, I have build a world-wide reputation for creating unique
system, aluminum pipes and for, mostly unique, replacement bowls for
vintage radiator pipes like Falcon®, Kirsten®, etc.
the quality of my handmade pipes: I have 3 grades.
A: High end. Collector's grade.
S: Smokers' grade. (Might sometimes, but not always, have tiny
imperfections, hardly noticeable, like a small sandpit.)
R: Reject. In this case, something went wrong, but perfectly smokable
pay a visit to my Archive, where you can enjoy a full view of all the
pipes I've been making since 2005.
you know: the most beautiful pipes are always sold fast. But you
can still see them there.
For a quick overview of all my work since 2005, you can also find me on Pinterest: Elie's Freehand Pipes.
Please note, that the Facebook account called 'Elie-Pipe' has got nothing to do with me.
hope you will enjoy my pipes and my site. Thank you for visiting and
bookmark me please.
wasn't born to follow"