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About the Item




This is our second pipe kit by the Croatian artisan Domagoj. The master simply creates an astonishing set with old and beautiful grain of briar. At first glance, this creation amazes the eyes buy the perfect harmony of color, shape and design. The color, pattern and structure of Horn was carefully selected to emphasize the brilliant composition. This wonderful pipe set is a right example of harmony and perfect shaping. All elements are beautifully proportioned in relation to the next to such an extent that the individual elements seem to disappear, leaving a composition that could not be envisioned in any other manner.


This big American style of Horn offers some pretty bird-eyes finish on Feet, some nice and tight-lines of briar on side and perfect balance in general structure. Please check the flame finish of the briar one more time to understand how the artisan carefully selected one of his best briar root to carve this piece of art. Harmony between pipe and stand is another interesting point for this luxury kit. The pipe stands is made of Krelian Birch, Ebony and ebonite root. Te Horn pipe can easily lay on two standpoint on the top of the ebonite. Charming composition of color between pipe and pipe stand is very remarkable. The Tamper is made of briar and steel, can be placed both on the stand and beside it. This luxury smoking pipe kit can be highly appreciated by the Gentlemans who admire the elegant and classy style of smoking.


About the Artist


Domagoj Telisman is the person behind Dotterpipes pipe brand. The name Dotter was coined from the first letters of his name and surname, and it is sort of a nickname that has been with him for a long time. Lots of people know him by that name so it seemed only natural to attach it to his handmade pipes.


He has always been very passionate about pipes and it soon became more than just a hobby to him. Ever since he started smoking his dad's old pipes in 1997, he felt there is something more to it than simple pipe smoking. He started with handmade pipes in 2006, after an amazing beach encounter with a German pipe maker Norbert Riemer. He stumbled across Norbert while he was working on one of his pipes on the beach. He was more than friendly as he spoke to him about pipes, pipe making, briar, about shapes, etc... Those 2 hours with him simply flew by in most interesting conversation. That experience changed his view about pipes, pipe making, pipe smoking and so he became deeply interested in making his own pipes.

Immediately after that summer vacation ended he started learning and soaking up every bit of information from the articles he found on the Internet. He had spent many hours looking at workshop photos from other pipe makers, trying to see what kind of tools they use, what kind of machines they work on and how they make certain things on their pipes. He is self-taught, having learnt mostly from his own mistakes and successes at first, and later from the correspondence with senior pipe makers, who have become dear colleagues and friends to him.

After he had made his first 30 pipes, which have been smoked only by him, he started stamping his pipes with the DOTTER stamp. Lots of his pipes were gifts to his dear pipe smoking friends, mostly from the Piperson Pipe Club, which he is also a member of. Their comments on his pipes have been valuable, as much as their advice on design and engineering.Shortly after, I started selling my own handmade briar and olivewood pipes.


Being a graphic designer, he has always loved doing creative stuff, and he has always tried to express himself through different materials and media. he has learnt that expressing his creativity through pipe making is something that relaxes and fulfills him. Recently, he has a small workshop in Zagreb - the capital of Croatia. He is constantly trying to improve his work place with new tools and new creative solutions. "Nowadays, I use mostly briar and olivewood in making pipes, sometimes bog oak (morta), strawberry tree or some other materials. My pipes come in smooth or rustic finishes. Sandblasting setup is being prepared", he said. Dotter's pipes have found their satisfied owners all over the world.