My name is Tony Fillenwarth and I live in a small town about an hour southwest of Chicago. I bought a pre-drilled block of briar and a stem from ebay in 2002 and I have been in love with pipe making ever since. I am always learning and trying out new ideas and over the years have developed a distinctive style of my own. I work a full time job and make pipes in my spare time so production for the year is usually less than 30 pipes.