Scottie Piersel: Partially Sandblasted Pencil Shank Pot Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-786-0174

Scottie Piersel is an American carver who produces shapes with an emphasis on functionality, longevity, and engineering. Over the course of her career, she's developed a unique style that's striking in its refinement. This Pot is an excellent example of her work, as it perfectly captures the understated elegance that Piersel imbues all of her pipes with.

As is typical for a Piersel pipe, this piece features an incredibly slender pencil shank that's dwarfed by a more muscular bowl. One could be mistaken at first glance for assuming that this pipe may be structurally unsound, but that's not the case. The mortise is lined with stainless steel tubing for added durability, allowing it to support the brawny build of the bowl. The overall form is lightweight in hand and streamlined in profile, the shank-and-stem arrangement's svelte lines drawing the eye to the bowl. One of Scottie's crisp sandblasts dresses the stummel, unveiling both a wealth of birdseye and rippling waves of growth rings through the bowl, while the smooth rim provides textural contrast. A light accent at the junction and a sleek tapered stem of brindled vulcanite add rich color contrast to the composition, with the stem's lighter earth tones and veins of blue adding some visual intrigue to the aft section.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.82 in./147.83 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.20 in./30.48 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Pot
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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