This is a big, broad, solid-bodied, very stout-walled straight Dublin. And yet there was something about it that seemed strangely... light? Lilting? It took a close inspection, but sure enough, Tonino is playing a neat little trick here. Much like ancient Greek architects would tweak the design of structures to create certain effects of perspective, here Tonino has shaped an almost imperceptible convex curve to the bowl's taper. Combined with a bit of cant to the rim, it makes a shape that might otherwise be as stolidly simple and heavy-looking as a Pot something else.
- Eric N. Squires