After 25 years as an economist in Danish corporations, looking at points and figures, trading currencies and developing strategies many hours each day, I decided to develop my creative skills. I was very lucky: Tom Eltang agreed to help me get started - the right way. By letting me stay at his workshop, by giving advice in the right way, by sharing his experience, by showing me, that almost is not good enough, I got started. So - since 2003, I was a full time pipe maker. In 2005 I brought my pipes to the Chicago Pipe Show for the first time, presenting my pipes and the Red Hat. Why a Red Hat? For many years now, I have been an active member of the pipe-club “Sydsjællands Pibelaug”. At slow smoking competitions, the members of this pipe club wear a Red Hat. I noticed, that the Red Hat was visible - even in big crowds - that’s why!