Rökringar (Smoke Rings) no. 77 (May 2010)
In this issue we bring you the third and final part of our series about the Ivarsson family. The first article in that series was about Sixten Ivarsson, who just after WW II laid the foundation for modern Scandinavian pipe-making, the second about his son Lars and this time we have a presentation of Sixten’s granddaughter Nanna and her work.
We have visited the Swedish importer of the well-known Savinelli pipes and tell the history of this famous Italian factory. We also show a lot of their pipes, all of them found here in Sweden.
The artist Alf Andersson makes paintings with humorous, sometimes a little burlesque, motives. And many of them pictures pipe-smokers. We have visited one of his exhibitions last Easter and have the pleasure to show some of his paintings.
Many pipe-smokers like fishing and think that pipe-smoking and fishing is an excellent combination. The Danish pipemaker Peder Jeppesen (Neerup pipes), being an enthusiastic angler himself, has made a special pipe for such occasions. The pipe is found on the cover and a full presentation inside.
The Danish Championship in pipe-smoking took place in Copenhagen in early April. Two teams from our club took part of that event. This year the championship was visited by a team from the Swedish Television Company and a feature from it will be broadcasted in May. A “Pipeman of the Year” is always chosen at that championship and this year, for the first time, the choice was a pipemaker. His name is Hans Former Nielsen, a very well deserved honor, we think, to a man who has meant a lot to Danish pipe-making.
We also bring some news from the “world of pipes”, show you a new shape created by Tom Eltang and two new shapes made by Nanna Ivarsson for the Stanwell factory. That and a lot of other news are to be found in this issue of Rökringar.