Maigurs Knets came to the USA in 1990 from Latvia to pursue a meaningful career with his education in model making, woodcraft, and sculpture. He worked for many years in the model making industry creating detailed models and designs for a wide variety of customers – mostly toy, hobby, and design companies. This variety of work provided Maigurs with an unmatched perspective and experience in perfecting his own art, so much so that he decided to work for himself as a pipe maker in 2010 in order to bring out his personal artistic direction in his craft. Maigurs is famous in the hobby for extraordinary briar sculptures that fascinate and perplex observers with creations and techniques that are fresh and imaginative in the hobby. The pipes of Maigurs Knets are definitely among the most fun to behold in the artisan pipe making scene.