(Stephen Downie seen here with Downie Pipes employee of the month, Nym.)
I started making handmade smoking pipes in 2003 and with the help and support of my wife, Lexa, have been creating unique handmade pipes ever since. Along with classic pipe shapes, I am known for more creative and artistic pipes. My knack for sculpted pipes led to an interest in wood and multimedia sculpture from both me and my customers and creating sculpture has become a new and exciting part of my business.
What inspires me, whether it's making a new pipe or sculpture, is that every new project is a chance to improve my craft, to see the potential in the wood, and create the best piece I can in both form and function. So, thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy seeing the things I make as much as I do making them.