Goussard Pipes Website My name is Charl Goussard and me and my wife live in Cape Town, South Africa. My first year at university I ended up with a smoker as a roommate. At that stage I didn't smoke at all, and actually hated the smell. So my poor friend was forbidden from smoking in the room. One day we were chatting about smoking, when I told him that I'll never smoke cigarettes, but maybe pipe, because at least it smells nice. So, off my friend went and duly bought himself a pipe so that he could smoke in the room. That was the start of my fascination with pipe smoking. Needless to say, we are still the best of friends! That is, me and pipes, and me and my dear friend, Andreas!
Ever since the very first pipe I made, I fell in love with the art of pipemaking. I'm sure my wife will tell you that I eat, sleep and drink pipes! It is a wonderful experience to create something graceful, flowing and beautiful from a block of wood. The result never fails to astonish me.
I hope you will enjoy my pipes as much as I enjoyed making them, and that it will become as good a friend as me and my first year roommate!
You may also enjoy listening to Brian Levine's interview with Charl on the Pipes Magazine Radio Show