David Huber Pipes4 Total
It is not unusual to come across a skilled pipemaker with a background in fields like architecture, industrial design, or some form of wood-working such as cabinetry, or the making of furniture or musical instruments. It is unusual to come across a skilled pipe maker whose background is in theater. In fact, David Huber is the only one we've heard of so far.
It's worked out fine. Whatever skills he needed to learn from scratch when he started out, in terms of designing and creating functional and attractive wooden objects, he clearly learned well. What can you expect in a Huber pipe? Take a little Grechukhin, Gotoh, and various American artisans as inspiration, make the sandblasts sound in definition and texture, and scale the pipes themselves anywhere from rather dainty, to quite voluptuous. In short, some very nice pipes indeed.