Monday, March 7, 2011

Postmodern Thoughts on a Square (The Gavel)

I received this block as a ebauchon briar but as I started working it I discovered it was actually a small Plateaux Briar. A while back a friend asked me if I could make a pipe with a square bowl. Taking that as a challenge and trying to get as much of the splendid straight grains as possible the square shape began to form. This was not a quick pipe as I had to use a file for a lot of forming around the stem. 


  1. hah, its good to see that I'm so influential in your aesthetic pursuits, though I'm still holding out for the clover holed pipe (ala kids' plastic bubble pipes)

  2. I forgot about clover, I will start on that soon.