Winslow: Private Collection
Poul Winsløw began crafting pipes in 1969 for Preben Holm. By the time he was 16 years old, he had risen through the ranks of over 45 pipe-makers to become their head assistant. In 1985, after coming back from vacation to find the factory closed and himself out of a job, he set up a workshop in his home in Hvidovre, Denmark.
Always having an artistic eye, Poul paints, sculpts, and makes high-grade pipes and mid-grade lines (such as the "Crown" line) that often have vibrant colors and accents. It's clear that he honed his skills with Preben since most of his pipes are carved in a freehand Danish fashion evocative of the 1970s. He also makes some stellar handmade pieces. Finishing the briar in rich stains in either smooth, sandblasted, or rusticated (entirely or partially), each Winsløw pipe is unique.