Difference between revisions of "Elie"

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I am '''Elie''', living and working in '''France''' and in '''Belgium'''.
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I am '''Elie''', living and working in '''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. As you will notice from the images: I don't stick to one style, one material.
 
There's not that much to be told about me. I'm a mostly self taught pipe maker who is passionate about this art. As you will notice from the images: I don't stick to one style, one material.
  
I love to work with briar (at this moment Algerian, Italian and Spanish), and sometimes with '''olive'''- and '''strawberry'''-wood, that I have harvested, cut, selected and dried myself in Portugal.
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I love to work with briar, and sometimes with '''olive'''- and '''strawberry'''-wood, that I have harvested, cut, selected and dried myself in Portugal.
  
 
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My emphasis is on form and color. And quality, of course.
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My emphasis is on form and colour. And quality, of course.  Mostly unusual pipes. I'm well known around the world for being the only maker of system- (aluminium body) pipes on an artisan scale, also making bowls and parts for collectors of vintage metal pipes.
  
  
'''About quality : I have 5 grades.(CHANGED!)'''
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'''About quality : I have 3 grades.'''
  
A+ : Highest grade which you will rarely see on this site. 'A+'means to me: 'can't be better'.
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A : Highest grade.
  
A: Technically OK. Be it that my A can be someone else's A+.
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S: Smokers' grade. Very small flaws, hardly noticeable.
  
B: Small flaws, hardly noticeable.
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R: Reject. In this case, something went wrong, but smoke-wise: OK.
 
 
C: Something went wrong, but it is perfectly smokeable. Maybe the flaw won't mind to you.
 
 
 
R: Reject. In this case, something went horribly wrong, but I hate to throw away a perfectly smokable pipe. I won't forget the times, when I couldn't afford myself a freehand. Today there are still a lot of people in that situation, and their number is growing. I will lose money on this grade, but I don't mind.
 
  
  
 
[[Category: Pipe makers by nationality]]
 
[[Category: Pipe makers by nationality]]
 
[[Category: France]]
 
[[Category: France]]

Revision as of 05:05, 25 May 2015

For more images of Elie's artistry, please visit his website: Elie's Freehand Pipes
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Elie Pipe02.jpg
Elie Pipe01.jpg

I am Elie, living and working in 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. As you will notice from the images: I don't stick to one style, one material.

I love to work with briar, and sometimes with olive- and strawberry-wood, that I have harvested, cut, selected and dried myself in Portugal.

Elie Pipe03.jpg
Cantarella
Elie Pipe05.jpg
Prince Iwan
Isildur
Symphony

My emphasis is on form and colour. And quality, of course. Mostly unusual pipes. I'm well known around the world for being the only maker of system- (aluminium body) pipes on an artisan scale, also making bowls and parts for collectors of vintage metal pipes.


About quality : I have 3 grades.

A : Highest grade.

S: Smokers' grade. Very small flaws, hardly noticeable.

R: Reject. In this case, something went wrong, but smoke-wise: OK.