Speden Pipes

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"My name is Don Speden and I’m from New Zealand but currently residing in Niigata City, Japan. I work as an English teacher and make freehand tobacco pipes in my spare time.

In 1999 I purchased a Tsuge tobacco pipe kit from a local tobacco shop and made my first pipe. It was a deep bowl bent apple and I have enjoyed smoking it ever since.This is the first time my pipes have been displayed on the internet. Because I have a busy full-time job my production is very limited, but coming from an artistic background as a sign writer and landscape painter I’m always thinking up new designs for future pipes and you can be assured that if you purchase a pipe from me it will be a one-of-a-kind.


All my pipes are totally hand made. Because of my limited space at home I purchase briar plateaux from aboard and only use the most basic of tools including a rasp and a small selection of needle files and of course a small coping saw. I feel in today’s society we are losing touch with traditional crafts as machines now make most things we use in our daily life. Therefore I for one like to promote the use of traditional crafts and making my tobacco pipes by hand is my way of doing that.


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If the finished pipe is not one I would keep for myself then it is not good enough for sale. I hope you enjoy looking at my tobacco pipes and any comments are most welcome."


Contacts:

Email: mailto:spedenpipes@yahoo.com
Homepage: Speden Pipes