Sergey Ailarov is one of the most prominent and successful pipe makers in Russia. Sergey was born in 1973 in Vladikavkaz, Russia. Fond of art since youth, he studied to become a jazz guitar player and composer. At the age of 25, he decided to leave his home in the beautiful Caucasus Mountains and moved to Moscow to pursue new opportunities in the art of photography for which he also held a great passion.
For his 30th birthday Sergey received a pipe. He was fascinated by the art of pipe smoking and started to collect pipes. The collection needs to grow, and as the times were hard Sergey finds the solution: he takes a whole block and carves a pipe by himself. This was the beginning of his new profession.
Being fond of pipe smoking, Sergey transforms all of his art experience into what he believes is a very functional and beautiful form of art, pipe making. Balance, quality of grain, and practical technology are the key features of his work. For Sergey, producing pipes is an opportunity to express his artistry in a form that can be enjoyed by all of the senses. He starts the pipe making process by sketching the shape over and over again until he has the perfect copy embedded in his mind. Having a clear image of the shape, he starts to cut the briar into his creation. In each pipe Sergey completes, he imparts a reflection of himself, and he strives to continuously improve as a pipe maker and a person.
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