My name is Jiří Maczko, more known under my nick name “Biftek“.
I was born 1991 and I live in the city Bor in Czech republic.
My grandmother raised me for the passion of art since my childhood. I attended an art school and many art lessons although my father wanted me to become a carpenter. Once I finished school I made carpentry for 7 years, building wooden houses. But I wanted to do something which would be my own career, depending just on me.
Through my passion for tobacco, I came across smoking pipes. After I made my first pipe as a hobby I knew I will make pipes for living one day. In 2017 pipe making became my full time passion. I taught to make pipe myself and my goal is to make pipes “a bit differently”.
My big inspiration are Russian and Ukrainian pipe makers (Revyagin, Starkov, Brishuta, Kovalev, Shekita) and my friend Martin Paljesek (Jesek pipes) have guided me a lot.