Peter Matzhold

I was born in 1952. I have been a fulltime pipemaker since 1978. In school my primary interest was in painting. I also had the urge to create things for wich I had a daily need, using my own ideas. For example, I designed and made all my own clothes and furniture. So it only made sense that I should want to make my own pipes!
My first real professional passion was for architecture. I studied architecture in Graz and worked professionally for a couple of years. It was at this time that I started to carve my own pipes, just for my personal fun and use. My first pipes were principally sculptures- "art objects" which one could also smoke.