Kevin Arthur is an American pipe maker from Aurora, Illinois who began carving in 2007 after working with a few pre-drilled blocks and the desire to see what he could do with them. A pipe smoker for nearly forty years, he officially got ‘the bug’ for carving and started selling more of his work in 2009 with a debut at the Chicago pipe show. Since then, he continues to improve his craft and explore new ideas.
Each pipe is a handmade piece which can border (and often think outside) classic English, Danish, and Italian shapes, yet look decidedly American. Most of his pipes are smooth or wonderfully sandblasted, and he frequently uses colorful acrylic for shank mounts, accents, and stems.