Smoking a pipe is a refined, relaxing ritual.  More than a tool for reflection, a well crafted pipe is a work of art to be admired and appreciated.  Whether made of clay, briar, or meerschaum, every pipe's personality and history is evident in the beauty of its bowl and the style of its stem.

In this site you will explore the exquisite artistry of pipe making and enjoy a behind the scenes tour of carving styles and manufacturing techniques. You will also learn about the history of the pipe, from its North American origins to its spread throughout Europe and the Middle East, to the wide variety of classical and freehand styles popular today.  Finally you'll discover modern pipe smoking customs and practices as well as learn how to select, smoke and care for your pipes.  Perfect for both pipe enthusiasts and anyone with a penchant for the occasional puff, we provide practical advice along with a wealth of information.

So sit back, relax and enjoy your pipe. You will thoroughly enjoy the hunt for other pipes to add to your collection. Happy Smoking!