Playfully plump, although certainly lithe, and spare of any superfluous lines, transitions and adornments, this beautifully stained, handsomely grained, totally gorgeous Blowfish from the likes of the J. Alan studio is the kind of shape that has garnered so much attention for the very talented Jeff Gracik. With enormous success, Jeff has produced a handful of Blowfish shapes as of late. No complaints here, though, as the piece before you is certainly reason enough to step aside and let the young virtuoso play as well as it's a hallmark of the wonderful work this artisan pipe maker has to offer. J. Alan pipes rarely ever make it to the site, so if you're on the fence here, consider this your push over to the right side.
-- Ted Swearingen