Daniel Mustran Pipes
Born in Germany, near the Swiss/Austrian border in 1975, Daniel Mustran now lives and works in Osijek, Croatia. Though relatively new to pipemaking (only having carved his first piece in 2010), his carving is already remarkably advanced. His aesthetic presents a fascinating synergy between the modernist executions of both the West and Russia. Daniel does not use templates in his work, preferring instead to use classic forms as a springboard for more adventurous shapes. All of his acrylic stems are finished by hand. His draft holes are bored to either 4.0 or 4.2mm, his tenons come in at around 3.8 - 4.0mm, and towards the button, Daniel cuts his stems to form a 'Y,' reducing airflow resistance and ensuring an easy draw.