In profile this Grechukhin appears light, soft, and graceful - indeed, downright floral, with that bulb-like bowl form a delicate-looking rim. Viewed from above or below, or held in hand for that matter, and Vladimir's usual affection for a good bit of substance becomes apparent, however. As delicate and floral as that bowl may look, there's plenty of breadth to its walls, and that easy, effortless flow of the shank is backed up by a muscular oval cross-section. The result is a curvaceous handful of a bowl in a pipe with a profile that looks like it could float away on a breeze.
- Eric N. Squires