REVERSE-CALABASH SMOKING PIPE SISTERS WITH PIPE STAND
If you are the fan of smoking pipe's kit, then this set is the right choice for you. This Reverse-Calabash sisters by Valeriy is one of the most beautiful art work of Calabash-Bamboo combintion we have ever presented in Pipesart. At the first glance, this kit catches the attention with the wonderful design and perfect balance. This is some how incredible how this artisan combines the bamboo with bariar to produce the Calabash-Bamboo system and merge it with stunning shape. Both Reverse-Bamboo pipes are extremely light and are the best example of Bamboo-Calabash in these sizes.
Another remarkable point in this unique set is the bamboo pipe stand by itself. The bamboo stand expresses the darker color compare with bamboo sisters and it makes beautiful contrast when the two sisters palce on the stand. If you look at the pipe stand picture with more care you will see that the artisan even put the leather on the surface of both pipe stand positions, so that there will be no way for the pipes to slip on the stand. Using the leather on the bamboo, pipes stick firmly on the stand and can not shake or move easily. In this case the whole set exhibits the perfect balance and suitable form of stability.
Valeriy Ryzhenko was born 1964 in Kiev, Ukrain. His grandfather who manufactured the musical instruments showed him how to love the wood and work with it. Valeriy made a wooden bicycle for himself when he was only a child. Later he learned more techniques from his father how to work with woods. He started makeing smoking pipes by the early of 1994. At first he starts to repair the existing pipes, making pipes for the friends and so on, and finally in 2002 he made his first self-taught smoking pipe.
Soon his inspiration grows and he not only carves the smoking pipes but also to create the tampers and cigarette mouthpieces in 2003. He was lucky attending to Kiev pipe smoking club, where he saw the work of other professional pipe makers and start to re-think about his way of carving. His first works were influenced by the his vision to manufacture of Bill Ashton Tayler, Luigi Viprati, Hans Nielsen and Tom Eltang.
Regarding the material he is using mostly the Italian briar and German ebonite for the mouthpieces. Now after 12 years of pipe carving experiences, his works standing in the high quality, new inspiration and ideas and wonderful finish among the pipe makers in the world.