I have been collecting the work of Trever Talbert for quite some time. Matter of fact, I started about the time Trever “went commercial” back in the 90′s. Trever’s elevator doesn’t quite go to the top floor and his work in pipe design reflects that. Although I do have quite a few of his more “traditional” shapes, I am mostly drawn to the weird and fantastical. Of late, I have concentrated on the Halloween Pipes, a series that Trever has since discontinued (a break for my wallet!). I’m proud to say that I am the only person in the world that has at least one from every year they were made! Here’s a picture of Trever working on a pipe called Mountains of Madness:
Trever has been living in France for quite some time with his beautiful bride, Emily. They are both very accomplished pipe artisans and you should take the opportunity to visit their website.