As a young boy I remember working on weekend projects with my father. His "chippendale" pipe clenched on the corner of his mouth as the aroma of pipe tobacco filled the garage. I would look on in amazement as he crafted "works of art" with his hands using only basic hand tools. Only later in life did I come to appreciate those basic of tools. I have always been drawn to art. As a young man studying art in Southern California I had explored many different mediums, Never really finding art that excited me. I have always felt that art should be enjoyed using all of your senses. I want to look at it, touch it and hold it in my hands. I want to experience it with sight and touch. I want to feel it's "soul". I began carving pipes in 2012 with my first pipe being so hideous that it should never see the light of day!. I continue to carve, getting inspiration from the Master Pipe Makers of the past and Pipe Makers working today. I enjoy creating Classic shapes along with Free Hands while putting a spin on my designs. Just enough to make the "purists" a little uncomfortable. I will continue to push myself and explore new shapes and techniques to expand my Pipe carving skills.