Frog pipe

Making a frog carved tobacco pipe is a very funny job. I made this unconventional pipe for the first time for an article that has been published on the most famous italian wood magazine, LegnoLab.

In this gallery you can see two variants. Somehow, the “birdseye” texture of the briar pieces recalls the look of the frog’s skin. The idea of the tamper-tongue was not planned from the beginning, it came towards the end of the work.

I thought it would complete the pipe in a funny way! The frog/bowl is made of briar, the stem is made of methacrylate, and the tongue/tamper with the fly is carved on a single piece of curly maple.