International Charatan Collectors Society (ICCS) Meeting:
The annual meeting will be Friday at 5 pm. The meeting room will be posted in the hotel lobby. This year we are starting a new policy for the ICCS. It is open to all interested show attendees. You are not required to bring five Charatan pipes to the meeting, as in the past. If you have an interest in Charatan pipes, please join us at the annual meeting and enjoy all the beautiful Charatan’s that will be on display and judged for the winning categories. Winning pipe owners will receive a beautiful certificate for each category. We hope to see you at the meeting !
Bio For Jeff Gracik
“Jeff Burt-Gracik began making pipes under the moniker, ‘J. Alan Pipes,’ in 2003. He began exploring the craft as a hobby while working on his master’s degree. Since then, he has learned from and collaborated with master pipemakers around the globe. Jeff’s commitment to his craft has inspired him to help ensure its future by training new pipemakers, both domestic and international, several of whom are now gaining accolades themselves. In addition to his handmade pipes, he also sells a line of tools specialized for pipemakers and co-founded ‘Alan Brothers Supply Co.,’ a brand of more affordable pipes. When he is not making pipes he enjoys spending time with is wife and two children, cooking, cycling, running, and surfing near his home in San Diego, CA.”