Kadesh Swanson

Kadesh Swanson has been making pipes from his shop in Olympia, Washington since 2013. He has also spent time working with Steve Liskey, Jared Coles, Jeff Gracik, and Brad Pohlmann, attributing much of his success to their continued instruction and guidance. Though we didn’t know each other at the time, Kadesh and I lived less than half a mile from each other In Olympia from 2013 until my move to San Antonio, TX in 2015. It was a no brainer for us to take a trip back to Oly recently and highlight Kadesh’s approach to pipe making. He has a great eye for proportion and detail, and his sandblasts are some of my personal favorites. We’re proud to share a bit about what makes his work so unique.