The shape, while still favoring the architectural over overt organicism, does make fine use of subtle bits of asymmetry, and the totality takes my mind to some of the Fukuda Ikebana interpretations of the form that I have encountered in the past. The rim is a thing of real beauty; a perfectly circular perimeter (picture # 3) which, via the interior bevel, transforms into a poignantly subtle ellipsis from the smoker’s perspective (picture #6). Moving down the countless (well, I’m not counting them) rings of cooled lava, following the path of the wicked vertical grain, we arrive at a superlative base, complete with a fin-like spur to the aft which enables this composition to sit with admirable stability. This is the first time that I have seen Weaver use this stem on a Brucano, and the blast suits the overarching anima of this briar to perfection.R. ‘Bear’ Graves
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