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    Experience the Moment: A Challenge and a New Way of Living

    We’ve launched a new sister site WWW.EXPERIENCETHEMOMENT.ORG Over the summer I came to a realization, I spend way too much time on my cell phone and my computer.  With a daughter on the way in less than 10 days I really began to question why I kept doing this.  As I reflected on the world […]

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    Outside the Briar Patch: Heavy Metal Rules!

    The Briar Portrait Gallery was created to celebrate the beauty of not only pipe making, but the gorgeous materials that artists use to make pipes.   We love the wild birdseye swimming beneath plateau, the cloying waves of flame grain licking a bowls rim, or the stunning straight grain on pipes that our dear friend […]

  • In the Pipe Bag: Absinthe

    So sorry for the long absence everyone.  Life here at BPG has been growing crazy with Ethan at his internship for the summer and me getting ready for the birth of my daughter. Today we begin our weekly “Friday Updates” (God willing we stay on track so be sure to check back here every Friday […]

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    Dual Vices: Pairing Tobacco and Drinks

    Sitting down with your favorite tobacco and a trusted pipe is a wonderful experience. Sitting down with a good beer in a frosty mug is also a moment to savor. It’s only natural that we put the two together. Before proceeding too far on the analysis of flavor pairings, let me explain that most scientific […]

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    Pipe Maker Review: Steve Liskey (Part 1 of the Best Dollar for Dollar Pipe Maker Series)

    A lot of people use the phrase “best pound for pound fighter” when describing a historic boxer or martial arts expert.  Rather than making Steve Morissette and Rad Davis have a beard pulling contest (though don’t think I won’t try that in the future….Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, come see the best beards in the biz shave […]

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    Pipe Maker Review: Trever Talbert

    Travel in time with me back 16 years ago to 1997 (can’t believe it’s been 16 years).  I was a senior in high school and prepping for my journey into college.  I had just turned 18 was thinking about what kind of crazy trouble I could get into with my new found Adult status.  My […]

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    Dealer Review: Scandinavian Pipes (Scandpipes.com)

    One of the great joys of pipe making is the thrill and enjoyment of buying a pipe directly from a pipe maker.  There are so many artistic forms where a person never gets to actually interact with the artist, so it is a pleasure and an honor that we pipe collectors have the benefit of […]

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    Pipe Maker Review: Boris Starkov

    Anyone who has spent time with either Ethan Brandt or myself discussing pipes knows that we are both fans of the Russian school of pipe making.  In the modern age of master pipe craft there are few artisans that can rival the Russians for their creativity and engineering prowess.  I have long been a fan […]

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    Pipe Maker and Dealer Reviews Go Live

    The pipe world is a strange and glorious place.  Pipes are available in darn near every country in the world with every continent featuring at least one or two highly skilled pipe makers.  From inexpensive pipes in your local drug store to a $50,000.00 Bo Nordh, the pipe collector and pipe smoker have a myriad […]

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Experience the Moment: A Challenge and a New Way of Living

We’ve launched a new sister site WWW.EXPERIENCETHEMOMENT.ORG Over the summer I came to a realization, I spend way too much time on my cell phone and my computer.  With a daughter on the way in less than 10 days I really began to question why I kept doing this.  As I reflected on the world […]

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Outside the Briar Patch: Heavy Metal Rules!

The Briar Portrait Gallery was created to celebrate the beauty of not only pipe making, but the gorgeous materials that artists use to make pipes.   We love the wild birdseye swimming beneath plateau, the cloying waves of flame grain licking a bowls rim, or the stunning straight grain on pipes that our dear friend […]

In the Pipe Bag: Absinthe

So sorry for the long absence everyone.  Life here at BPG has been growing crazy with Ethan at his internship for the summer and me getting ready for the birth of my daughter. Today we begin our weekly “Friday Updates” (God willing we stay on track so be sure to check back here every Friday […]

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Why In the World Are We Doing Briar Portraits?

Why We Do What We Do by Dustin Babitzke   Since the inception of the Briar Portrait Gallery I have received hundreds of emails.  Many offer excitement at what we are doing and asking questions of how we achieve the illustrated effects of our Briar Portraits.  Others ask why on Earth we would want to […]