Pipemaker Chris Askwith lives in Plymouth, in the South West of England. He started pipe smoking in 2006 and began restoring estate pipes and found, that many of his tools used for silversmithing and other hobbies, could be pressed into service to clean and repair estate pipes. A year later - in 2007 - he attended af Pipe Club and met the American pipe maker Paul Hubartt who introduced him to the marvelous world of pipes. The new friendship helped Chris on his way to create his first pipe - using Paul's tools and to this day, they still meet and exchange experiences, swap ideas and new techniques. Chris Askwith's designs are elegant and neo classic made using briar, english morta or strawberry wood and sometimes olive wood. His sandblasting and smooth finishing are remarkable and one will encounter precise hand cut stems from, Ebonite, Lucite, Cumberland and Horn.