Lori Brown
During our attendance at Neatpipes The Party 2.0 in Milan, Italy, for which you can read the coverage here, we took some time to talk details with a few pipe makers and one retailer. We started with the well-known artisan, Manduela Riger-Kusk.

Manduela started making pipes 26 years ago. She apprenticed under Poul Ilsted in Svenborg, Denmark for three years and a few months. She then moved to Copenhagen where she sold her pipes out of a store owned by friends. When that store closed she opened her own store and maintained that store for seven years. It wasn’t until about two years ago, however, that she actually considered herself a pro. For a few years she managed props for film and TV producers in Denmark but now she focuses only on pipe making.

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