People of Peterson
Since our early beginnings, we've viewed our positions here as a lifelong avocation. In the late 19th century, we began employing and training local Irish men and women, despite other factories hiring French artisans from St. Claude, where the briar pipe originated. Our pipes are true Irish products, crafted by Irish people, using Irish traditions and techniques we've developed over the past 150 years. Our silversmiths, renowned worldwide for their meticulous craftsmanship, are all trained in-house through a rigorous four-to-eight-year apprenticeship. And the same goes for all areas of production here at Peterson; we uphold our tradition of craftsmanship by passing it on to new generations. Learn more about the People of Peterson.