"To some extent, I am self-taught, although I have the respective education, and was trained both technically and in art."
Miniature routers are part of Getz's toolkit
A multi-wall pipe with a horn-like curve in the process of intermediate pickling. The purpose of this stage of production is to enhance the contrast of the pattern of the wood itself.
Finished tobacco pipes and some in progress, along with briar wood blocks and Getz sketches
Stage of Getz's conceptual project – interpretation of the so-called pocket pipe model where the mouthpiece is rotated towards the head and this makes it compact.
Type of metal stamps with which Getz marks his crafted pipes and thus "signs" them for authorship
Pipes with the so-called second cooling chamber (reverse calabash)
Opening of the second cooling chamber (reverse calabash)
“As early as a child, I already made scale models of cars, and airplanes from wood. This took me to the High School of Art in Kazanlak.”
Filing the mouthpiece to make it flat
I do not have a teacher proper. For ten years or so after the beginning, I worked actively with a Czech master, however it was more about partnership and exchange, because I had already gathered a decent speed.