David S. Huber started making fine artisan pipes in February of 2012. Word of his work spread rapidly over the net. He received first place in the 2013 annual juried Kansas City pipe-carving contest and Best-In-Show at the Kansas City pipe show in 2015. David’s work has been featured multiple times in Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine, including an eight-page feature article in the Summer issue of 2017, and has been interviewed as a young, up & coming pipe maker on radio and in print.
By the summer of 2014, he left his former career as a designer for live theatre to dedicate himself full time to the pipe making craft. Each of his pipes are unique and exhibit the highest levels of the craft. His shapes are rooted from his studying the work of the master carvers. Every piece is made from the best materials available by his hands alone.
The pipe makers who have personally contributed most to his development as an artist and craftsperson are Alex Florov, Jeff Gracik, and Nanna Ivarsson.
David produces his DSH Pipes, as an artist-in-residence at Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio & Foundry in Durham, North Carolina.