Clark Layton

Clark Layton grew up in the small college town State College, PA. After graduating high school, he traveled a bit and worked odd jobs then worked with a home builder for seven years. There he developed his skills and learnt how to budget the time needed for a project. He was still working for the home builder when he started making tobacco pipes. Within a short time, he shifted to the more individually crafted world of pipes.

He was helped by many pipe makers he met. Clark’s work shows his range from his take on traditional shapes to pipes with more flowing lines that may have certain asymmetry. He uses top grade Greek briar & sometimes strawberry wood. For adornments it is exotic wood, horn and at times sterling silver. Stems are normally Vulcanite. His drilling is always spot on. Clarks pipes impressed me from the day I got in an estate of his (2005 app), and they still do.