Jorgen Larsen has been in pipes longer than many of us have been alive, not only as an artisan, but also having been technical director for both Stanwell and Kriswell. His work methods are, well, methodical, taking his time with each piece, and with much of what he starts winding up in his fireplace when it doesn't suit his standards. Despite these conservative standards when it comes to quality, design-wise his shapes don't necessarily shy away from the modern or dynamic, as can be seen in the case of this canted, long-shanked, cleanly defined Cherrywood. Given Jorgen's aforementioned high standards, I suppose it's not that
big of a surprise to find this briar sporting a fantastic 360-degrees of flame grain about the bowl, despite the rarity of such a thing in a more general perspective.
- Eric N. Squires