Several years ago, pipe makers Todd Johnson and Pete Prevost set out to change the perception of what a serially-produced pipe could be. After opening up shop in Nashville, TN, the team rolled out the BriarWorks brand, providing customers with seriously high quality pipes, crafted through an artisanal lens, at some of the best prices on the market. Today, the factory has made Columbia, TN, home, with Prevost as President.
The workshop's grown considerably over the years, bolstering its ranks with artisan carvers Bill Shalosky and and Micah Redmond. While Prevost remains in charge of the day-to-day operations following Todd Johnson's depature from the workshop, these artisans are all integral members of the BriarWorks team — applying their handmade skills to the realm of the factory pipe, adhering to the same quality standards you'd expect from their private work, only at a much more accessible price point. From designing the workshop's range of gorgeous American modern shapes to executing them all in an array of beautiful finishes, you can see their hand in each and every piece to come out of the Tennessee workshop.
BriarWorks' portfolio spans a range of three distinctive series: The Classic line presents a vast array of traditional pipe-chart favorites; the Original line features shapes designed by the workshop's in-house team of artisan pipe makers; and the Signature Calabash line comprises a singular Calabash shape. Each series offers pipes in a variety of finishes, from wire rusticated and sandblasted to myriad smooth options, and they're all fitted to a selection of acrylic stem colors. Along with their eponymous pieces, BriarWorks also fashions Moonshine pipes, prioritizing rugged designs of practical, everyday use in the same distinctive finishes as BriarWorks' range.