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'''''From Pipes, Artisans and Trademarks, by Jose Manuel Lopés''''''
 
'''''From Pipes, Artisans and Trademarks, by Jose Manuel Lopés''''''
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Elliott Nachwalter studied the History of Art and Photography, but passionate about pipes, decided to go into pipe making. With a few tools and some machinery, he started his workshop some 25 years ago (that would be 35 years ago now, as of 2015), in Stowe, Vermont, where he shared a warehouse with [[Andrew Marks]]. He later created [[Brair Workshop]] with Jorg [[Jemelka]], and was joined by the Danish designer [[Finn Meyan Andersen]]. They also collaborated with various artisans, such as [[Brad Pohlmann]], [[J.T. Cooke]], and [[Carol Burns]].  
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Elliott Nachwalter studied the History of Art and Photography, but passionate about pipes, decided to go into pipe making. With a few tools and some machinery, he started his workshop some 25 years ago (that would be 35 years ago now, as of 2015), in Stowe, Vermont, where he shared a warehouse with [[Andrew Marks]]. He later created [[Briar Workshop]] with Jorg [[Jemelka]], and was joined by the Danish designer [[Finn Meyan Andersen]]. They also collaborated with various artisans, such as [[Brad Pohlmann]], [[J.T. Cooke]], and [[Carol Burns]].  
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[[File:ElliotNachwalter.jpeg|thumb|left|Elliot Nachwalter]]Between 1980 and 1983, Elliot had a shop in New York where he would make and sell his pipes There then followed an interregnum -- "For three years I was away from my craft, not knowing if I would ever make pipes again" --, after which he returned to Vermont and built Pipestudio. Aim: ''"to creat sensual pipes, beautifully grained that are pleasing to the eye"'' and which would be ''"the creation of sculpted smoking instruments that are functional pieces of art"''.
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[[File:ElliotNachwalter.jpeg|thumb|left|Elliot Nachwalter]][[Image:BriarWorkshop_06.jpg|thumb|Elliott talking to Jemelka]][[Image:BriarWorkshop_07.jpg|thumb|Elliott at the shaping wheel]]Between 1980 and 1983, Elliot had a shop in New York where he would make and sell his pipes There then followed an interregnum -- "For three years I was away from my craft, not knowing if I would ever make pipes again" --, after which he returned to Vermont and built Pipestudio. Aim: ''"to creat sensual pipes, beautifully grained that are pleasing to the eye"'' and which would be ''"the creation of sculpted smoking instruments that are functional pieces of art"''.
    
He uses Briar from Italy and Greece; and vulcanite, acrylic, or cumberland stems. Symbol: a kind of six-pointed star.
 
He uses Briar from Italy and Greece; and vulcanite, acrylic, or cumberland stems. Symbol: a kind of six-pointed star.
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<center><gallery Caption="Examples and nomenclature, courtesy Doug Valitchka" Widths=200px Heights=175px>
Image:BriarWorkshop_06.jpg|Jamelka at the lathe, and talking with Elliott
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Image:BriarWorkshop_07.jpg|Elliott at the shaping disk
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