Joao Reis must certainly be the finest Portuguese pipe carver in the today if not one of the most technically gifted and artistically inspired pipe carvers in the world. A natural talent in woodworking, with early success Joao caught the eye of and studied pipemaking under Kai and Jorgen Nielsen, Tom Eltang and Poul Ilsted-all of Denmark. He has since become revered worldwide for his unique, artistic and authentic contributions to the craft of pipemaking.