ZHESONG PIPES

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Zhesong Li (left), with Jerry Zenn (right), and Tom Eltang (center)

My name is Li Zhesong and I live in Suzhou in Jiangsu province.

Smooth Horn w/silver, courtesy smokingpipes.com
Smooth Dublin Sitter, courtesy smokingpipes.com
Dublin Sitter, Partial Blast, courtesy smokingpipes.com

In 2012,I left my career as an architect to be a full time pipe-maker.

I get my inspiration from masters of classical pipes like Bo Nordh and Jess Chonowitsch and from what I see in their works I try to create my own style. I strive to improve my skills in engineering and in a design of my own.

I hope that you like my pipes and I would be most happy if you can could find a pipe to enjoy smoking in here.

I maninly choose briars form Calabria and Corsica.Material for stems are hand cut acrylic vulcantie and cumberland producted in Germany.For ornamental accessories ,I strive to use combine natural textures and materials.

Being affected by Suzhou traditional handicraft(蘇作), I advocates simplicity, nature, compactness and delicacy. To strive to combine with natural texture of materials, the pipes are freestyle or traditional shape made by freehand.

Production 60~80 pipes/year

Li Zhesong is a 33 year old (as of 2015) artisan with a taste for English blends, who originally hails from Yantai, a coastal city of northern China. Presently he lives and works in Suzhou (founded 514 BC), a metropolis bordering the Shanghai municipality. After achieving his Masters in architecture and urban planning, he worked for five years as a member of an architecture institute, as an "urban designer," as they are known in China. Courtesy, Smokingpipes.com


Contact Information:

Zhesong Li
Website: http://lzspipes.com
Email: lzs@lzspipes.com