Normally I make a point of distinguishing that while Vladimir Grechukhin's style shares a similar appreciation for smooth, clean lines with the Danish school, his approach is mainly inspired by skilled industrial design, tending to produce a much firmer sense to shape's substance. In this case, however, there is at least one element of undeniable Danish influence, in the form of a Lars Ivarsson-style tear-drop cross section for the shank. Nonetheless, it has been tweaked to fit in harmoniously with Vladimir's own approach, with meatier proportions, and following a short, tight gesture, whereas Lars's are quite often long and arching. Combined with a lengthy, well-defined transition and a compact bowl, the result is a composition that is as a whole clearly knit together along Grechukhin lines.
- Eric N. Squires