The body is a poignantly graceful amphora whose crown lilts rearward, towards the lucky smoker, and from that vantage the eye is rewarded with cascades of angel-hair on the rim, as well as the top of the shank. The side panels are gracile, to the point of being evocative of a ballerina in the ‘fifth position’, and are absolute mirrors of each other. Glancing at the front of the bowl, it really isn’t a far leap to imagine that the beautifully rounded bulge is a result of all the birdseye contained within, is it? Wow, I just balanced this beauty using the foot and bit, and it’s reasonably stable. Bravo, Ichi.--R. ‘Bear’ Graves
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