From Pipes, Artisans and Trademarks, by José Manuel Lopes
Steve Waddell a highly respected pipe maker from Marion, IOWA, is now retired for health reasons. He made good freehands as well as exotic and sculpted pipes. Steve won various prizes at USA pipe shows, with the highlights being "Best Pipe Maker" at the Chicago Pipe Collector's Exhibition 1986, and "Most Unique Pipe", at the Pipe Collectors International 1987, and in 1981, was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the Confrérîe des Maîtres-Pipers de Saint-Claude. In 1989 he made a churchwarden, which the actor Jeremy Brett used in the Granada Television series Sherlock Holmes, and which had been commissioned through the Pipesmoker's Council, England. He worked with Greek briar and signed some pipes.