About meMy name is Bruno Nuttens. I was born in Belgium and have been living in France for over 15 years.
I began my pipe-making career working in restoration, and soon felt a strong desire to make my own pipes. I began by using pre-turned stummels, but quickly progressed to making pipes entirely hand made.
I received a great deal of advice from an pipe master Pierre Morel, who also helped me to locate vintage tools and machinery of the ‘Saint-Claude’ pipe-making tradition. These enabled high-precision work and opened up a wide range of technical possibilities.
In July 2019, Tom Eltang invited me to spend a week in his workshop to learn other techniques with him.
I attach particular importance to the technical aspects of pipe-making in order to make the smoking experience as enjoyable as possible. I also select the finest quality materials available, in particular top-quality briar and German ebonite and cumberland.
Although I enjoy creating classic, timeless designs, I also offer pipes with a more personalised shapes, aesthetic and finish.