From Alan's site Alain Albuisson - Master Smoking Pipe Maker
I am a traditional wood carver whose special skill is the making of de-luxe root briar pipes.
...Designer and maker of high class smoking-pipes for 33 years. In 1991 and 1997, I received the "Best French Craftsman" award in Pipe Turner and Pipe Carver categories.
I design spiral shaped pipes, pebble shaped pipes, champagne cork and billiard cue pipes as well as unique models
In 2004, I made the world's smallest pipe: 0,33 inch.