He belogend among legends of Czech pipemakers, started with production already in 1989. His pipes looked good so he was addressed with cooperation from Stanislaw Pipe Studio. Work mounted up and Jan Kopa needed an assistant. He addressed to his previous workmate Karel Krska. Both of them worked for Stanislaw amost two years till Kopa decided to go his own way. Krska felt to be beholden to Kopa a lot for all he learnt and followed him. Their frequently complicate cooperation continued for less than two years and Krska realized that he cannot from now on worked with so complicated though crafted and talented fellow.
Jan Kopa perished in unexplained circumstances in Sardinia wher he bought brier plateaux for his already unimplemented pipes.