Randy Wiley Pipes13 Total ( 7 Fresh )
Having been apprenticed in wood carving, Randy Wiley fell into pipe making in the 1970s as a means to follow his passion. At the age of 25, after two years with a Florida based pipe manufacturer, Wiley struck out on his own and has since become one of the most recognizable craftsmen in American pipe making.
Randy Wiley is a distinctive maker: He produces around 1000 pipes annually, and the majority are smooth or completely rusticated, but never sandblasted. Sometimes he will carve a feather over a sandpit, which allows the beautiful grain to not be covered in texture. Aside from his shallow rusticated pieces (done with a rotary tool), Randy also makes some craggy carved pieces for his Old Oak line.