"Itinerant" tends to have a lot of negative associations, courtesy of the sort who, for example, might offer to paint your house, do so, collect their pay, and leave town before the 50/50 mix of flat finish and tap water they used all comes peeling off. Well, fortunately not everyone who chooses to spend their life wandering from one place to another every few weeks is a scoundrel. Ian Walker, for instance, managed to combine his inclination for traveling along Britain's canals and water-ways with his penchant for pipemaking, getting both plenty of roving and an honest living out of it. The solution was simple: he built his workshop in a 90-foot river boat, on which he and his wife live as they travel about their native land, all while he works on creating solid English pipes like this extra-broad straight Pot.
- Eric N. Squires