“And now, for something completely different!” When we used to hear that catch phrase from John Cleese (long may he reign), we knew that we were about to see something wildly funny. In this case, the “completely different” is an amazing elongation of a classic shape, without any pronounced alteration to any element, save the length. That’s not to say that the bowl itself is strictly “according to Hoyle”. Indeed Chris imparts an extra dash of the architectural through the device of a near-equal size distribution between the rim and bottom of the bowl (an element further emphasized by a single, deep cut replacing the signature double bead). Askwith elected to eschew any stain, a real treat for those of us who appreciate the natural hues found in heath, and I am already imagining the patina of this novel Bulldog after just a couple of years of careful smoking.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves