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[[File:PZhan timthumb.jpg|thumb|200px|Tim Thumb]]Ping Zhan was born in a beautiful beach city called Dalian, China, 1979.
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[[File:PZang.jpg|thumb|left|Zhan Ping (left)]][[File:PZang Blowfish.jpg|thumb|200px|Chubby Blowfish, [http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/Ping-Zhan/ Courtesy Smokingpipes.com]]][[File:PZang ReverseCalabash.jpg|thumb|200px|Reverse Calabash, [http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/Ping-Zhan/ Courtesy Smokingpipes.com]]][[File:PZhan timthumb.jpg|thumb|200px|Tim Thumb]]Born in 1979, in the lovely coastal city of Dailan, China (PRC), Ping Zhan left to attend college, where he graduated with degrees in science and technology. Upon graduation, Mr. Zhan excelled for over a decade as a software engineer and, at that time, started to realize his lifetime dream of exploring the realms of painting and three dimensional art. It was also during the latter half of this period when he started to take notice of pipes and pipe smoking, and began to think of the latter in terms of being sculptural objects. The die was cast.
  
Although he studied computer science and
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Zhan Ping (in China, surname comes before given) first turned his carving tools to pipes in 2011. While almost incomprehensible, given the advanced state of his art, his carving is self-taught. Largely influenced by the legendary Japanese pipemakers, followed by the famous Danes, Ping's talents as a carver have, at times, seemed to progress almost geometrically. His briars are precise and beautiful, his stems and bits are hand carved from ebonite and his tenons and mortise works are things of genuine beauty. With an annual production currently limited to only 100 pipes per year, a Ping Zhan briar is one "Red Storm Rising" to keep a weather-eye out for.''[http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/Ping-Zhan/ Courtesy Smokingpipes.com]''
technology in collage and worked as a software engineer for 10
 
years after the graduation, He always had dream and passion for art.
 
When he found out about pipe smoking, and then pipe making,
 
he felt this was something he can do, not only because he likes
 
working with his hands, but also pipes have connections with art.
 
  
From 2011, he started to learn pipe making by himself. His works
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*You might also enjoy listening to Brian Levine's interview with Ping on the [http://pipesmagazine.com/blog/radio-talk-show/the-pipes-magazine-radio-show-episode-141/#more-9163 Pipes Magazine Radio Show]
are influenced by the great Japanese masters, and the Danish master as well. He makes about 100 pipes per year.
 
  
[http://www.pzhanpipes.com  ZhanPing's  website]
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'''A beautiful quintet of P. Zahn pipes, [http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/Ping-Zhan/ Courtesy Smokingpipes.com]'''
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'''Contact Information:'''
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[http://www.pzhanpipes.com  ZhanPing's  website]
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Email: petersline@gmail.com
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Skype: petersline
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Instagram: pzhanpipes
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Facebook: zhanping
  
 
[[Category: Pipe makers by nationality]]
 
[[Category: Pipe makers by nationality]]
 
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[[Category: China]]

Latest revision as of 11:23, 30 May 2015

Zhan Ping (left)
Chubby Blowfish, Courtesy Smokingpipes.com
Reverse Calabash, Courtesy Smokingpipes.com
Tim Thumb

Born in 1979, in the lovely coastal city of Dailan, China (PRC), Ping Zhan left to attend college, where he graduated with degrees in science and technology. Upon graduation, Mr. Zhan excelled for over a decade as a software engineer and, at that time, started to realize his lifetime dream of exploring the realms of painting and three dimensional art. It was also during the latter half of this period when he started to take notice of pipes and pipe smoking, and began to think of the latter in terms of being sculptural objects. The die was cast.

Zhan Ping (in China, surname comes before given) first turned his carving tools to pipes in 2011. While almost incomprehensible, given the advanced state of his art, his carving is self-taught. Largely influenced by the legendary Japanese pipemakers, followed by the famous Danes, Ping's talents as a carver have, at times, seemed to progress almost geometrically. His briars are precise and beautiful, his stems and bits are hand carved from ebonite and his tenons and mortise works are things of genuine beauty. With an annual production currently limited to only 100 pipes per year, a Ping Zhan briar is one "Red Storm Rising" to keep a weather-eye out for.Courtesy Smokingpipes.com

A beautiful quintet of P. Zahn pipes, Courtesy Smokingpipes.com

PZangQuintet.jpg

Contact Information:

ZhanPing's  website
Email: petersline@gmail.com
Skype: petersline
Instagram: pzhanpipes
Facebook: zhanping