There's a certain commonality in the use of particular shaping cues in briars by both Benni Jorgensen and Lasse Skovgaard. This is only natural, of course, as Benni is Lasse's father, after all. In this flowing, curling Blowfish, for example, we find the strongest Benni/Lasse indicator: the artful use of well-defined creases and ridges (crisp-edged, yet smoothly flowing) that serve to both frame and accent the main body of a shape. If this calls to mind the work of Teddy Knudsen, well, that's no surprise either, as Benni and Teddy worked and developed the art of their shaping styles alongside each other at W.O. Larsen. Benni, Lasse, and Teddy all make beautiful pipes, and getting a chance to see works by all three is like running across a gaggle of attractive sisters - each a little different in their own individual way, yet each also displaying in common certain foundational family traits which their particular beauty has distilled from.
- Eric N. Squires