The Brown Pelican
When I cut my briarwood I’m thinking in the pipe I’ll like to carve.
After, a long time is needed for this wood to be dried and seasoned.
The special climate in the surrounding hills near Barcelona does the rest.
This freehand has been carved without the need of any lathe.
Behind and in the bottom you can see briar skin and a beautiful straight grain in front.
A black acrylic stem with a teflon cone is fitted (without filter).
I sign all pipes with my trade mark brand: a little circle piece of “antalis” (a genus of tusk shell) and Mediterranean red coral inside.
This pipe reminds me to …
The brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is a North American bird of the pelican family, Pelecanidae.
This pelican mainly feeds on fish, but occasionally eats amphibious, crustaceans, and eggs and nestlings of birds.
It nests in colonies in secluded areas, often in islands.
As the brown pelican flies at maximum eight of 18 to 21 m.(60 to 80ft) above the ocean, it can spot schools of fish while flying.When
foraging, it dives bill-first like a king fisher often submerging completely below the surface momentarily as it snaps up prey. Upon surfacing, it spills the water from its throat pouch before swallowing its catch.