The beginning as a trained carpenter wood fascinated me at an early age. I tried in my first Kantel many years to get something similar like a pipe and I regard the first five years as pure apprenticeship. The production of pipes I started in Siegerland in 1988. The love to pipes grew up with every holiday trip to Denmark, where I had first contacts with pipe makers. According to these contacts my pipes are inspired by Danish design.
My first handemade pipes I sold at markets and later I got the opportunity to present in "the house of 10.000 pipes" by Peter Heinrichs in Cologne .
After 20 years in public service my wife and I dared to realize our dream. We moved to Denmark specifically to Ringkøbing, a small town on the Danish west coast of Jutland in 2007. We enjoy to live there just to walk on the beach sometimes. We will appreciate to ride our motorcycle in our free time and light upon many beautiful places / areas we haven´t seen before.
Our two adult sons / daughter in law still live in Siegerland and Denmark is one of their holiday destinations.