I am very pleased to inform you that the Club was contacted by our good friend,
our good friend and master pipe maker from Germany, whom we meet each year at the Chicago Pipe Show, with news that he will be visiting our fair city on a US tour and would like to meet up with as many members as are available for the evening of
Saturday, August 24th!
Soho Cigar Bar
That's This Saturday!!!
I realize that this is a really short notice however, how can you refuse to spend the evening together sharing bowls, especially this unique opportunity to spend it with the wonderful gentleman, Steffen Mueller?!?
I would ask you to please mark your calendars and join us for the evening of
Saturday, August 24th at7:00pm
that's this Saturday
We will meet at...
SoHo Cigar Bar
32 Watts Street
...and it would be great to get as many members and friends together as we can to give a warm NYPC welcome to Steffen as he visits NYC. Spread the word, please consider it and be there!
About Steffen...(thanks to Iwan Ries & Pipedia)
Steffen Müller is a German artisan who has been making pipes since 2009, though he really started showing up on collectors’ radar after his Chicago Pipe Show debut in 2011. Having been mentored by Roger Wallenstein, his work shows a similar flair for whimsical design and unique finishes. However, all of this is done over a foundation of superb engineering and stem work, true to the German tradition of precision craftsmanship. In fact Steffen’s stem and button work are the very definition of comfort. All shaping is done by hand, which results in finished work that is the true product of Steffan’s imagination.
In 2009 Steffen made his first pipe out of interest and without having planned discovered the perfect way to express himself as an artist. His first pipes were well received in German and American pipe forums and got good feedback from other pipe makers as different as Roger Wallenstein and Cornelius Mänz. At the end of 2009 Steffen built up a workshop and from 2010 started selling his pipes.
Being mainly self taught Steffen had some tutorage from Bertram Safferling and listened closely to advice offered by Cornelius Mänz and Rainer Barbi.
As per Steffen, "My pipes are made from carefully selected blocks of briar. Communicating with the wood before making a pipe is a very important part in my creative process. While shaping, which is completely done freehand, I almost feel like a diver following the lines of some marine structure".
Please make every effort to join us Saturday!
Spread the word - open invitation to all!
All are Welcome!