|Leo - about Leo
My name is Leo Børgart and I am a self-taught pipe maker.
I was born in April 1944 in Copenhagen.
It all began when I was an apprentice as a woodworker. I have always been interested in working with wood.
After the apprenticeship, I served as a sergeant in the Military Police, in which I spent 6 months in Gaza for the UN.
As a natural prolonging of this, I worked as a Police officer in Copenhagen for 25 years.
During this time I felt the need of spending my leisure time with something creative, so why not try and make pipes for private use.
I grew op with a pipe smoking father, who made the condition that if I wanted to smoke, it had to be pipe and only at home.
After a while family and friends wanted try my homemade pipes. This gave me the opportunity to buy materials and I was on my way to pipe making.
In 1991 a businessman in Milan, Italy contacted me. He wanted to buy my entire production. I had to leave my job and I became a pipe maker on full-time.
In order to get new challenges I am now a member of danishpipemakers.com
Thank you for taking time to read my story