Arne Urup Meerschaum
Arne Urup is a great and well known pipe maker who has specialized in creating pipes in the material meerschaum, which he has been working with since the 1970's. According to Arne, meerschaum is very easy to work with and the pipe making process does not require the involvement of machines - everything can be done by hand. His design characteristics are; classic in shape and with his own patented integrated tap and insert for the best cleaning facilities and smoke flow. Arne Urup is using old techniques which can be seen in the quality of the finished pipes and he is actually famous for "Lyre shaped" pipes and he has made plenty of them. However, Arne is now concentrating on making only a limited production of the most beautiful and best shapes. As a symbol, many of his pipes are fitted with his own handmade sterling silver rings and mounted with stems of genuine amber that he carefully selects from pieces of natural amber.