Tonni began his apprenticeship in pipe making with Teddy Knudsen, and under the watchful supervision of Former, working at the W.O. Larsen workshop. An accomplished tennis player, Tonni now lives with his family in Kentucky, but returns frequently to Denmark to drink beer and eat herring. His pipes show his own original design conceptions, while embodying the impeccable technique of his distinguished mentors. An estimable pipe maker indeed.