Gioacchino Sauro

Gioacchino Sauro

I was born in 1959 and I smoked my first pipe when I was 14 years. I wanted to emulate the myth of Sherlock Holmes, which series were broadcasted on tv, at the time a monster in black and white who was beginning to claim the first victims.

I experienced the warm feeling to hold in my hands a polished wood mirrored object from which some evocative smell of faraway lands sprang.

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workshop

Workshop

I work at home. Both because I have the chance to live in a large town apartment, and mainly because I like to consider my workshop as a simple extension of the spaces where I usually live.

Nearly all my equipment has been produced on purpose for making pipes. In this a pipe maker’s activity is actually different from many other craftsmen’s.

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  • The H5D30 stand: the last pipe show before the pandemic

    The H5D30 stand: the last pipe show before the pandemic

    The 2020 and 2021 editions of Dortmund’s international fair “Intertabac” had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Even if the 2022 edition has been announced, nobody knows for sure if it will really be possible. During the years, around the figure of Antoine Grenard, head of Chacom, a “cooperative” stand model had formed, […]Read More »
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