Tekin Gok is a Turkish meerschaum pipe carver, born in 1974. He learned pipe carving from master carver Sevket Gezer as well as from his uncle, the award-winning artisan carver, Salim Sener.
Meerschaum is a German word for a mineral loosely translated as “sea foam” and those found in Eskisehir, central Turkey, where Tekin lives, is of the highest quality – purest and whitest.
Tekin has been carving pipes for more than 25 years and he specializes in floral themes mostly.
Look at the beautiful bowl within a bowl of this masterpiece: