Bruno Nuttens was born in Belgium and has been living in France for over 15 years.
He began my pipe-making career working in restoration, and soon felt a strong desire to make his own pipes. Bruno began by using pre-turned stummels, but quickly progressed to making pipes entirely hand made.
Nuttens received a great deal of advice from pipe master Pierre Morel, who also helped him to locate vintage tools and machinery of the ‘Saint-Claude’ pipe-making tradition. These enabled high-precision work and opened up a wide range of technical possibilities.
In July 2019, Tom Eltang invited me to spend a week in his workshop to learn other techniques with him.
Bruno has attached particular importance to the technical aspects of pipe-making in order to make the smoking experience as enjoyable as possible. I also select the finest quality materials available, in particular top-quality briar and German ebonite and cumberland.
Although Nuttens enjoy creating classic, timeless designs, he also offers pipes with a more personalised shapes, aesthetic and finish.