Roberto Ascorti has done it again, folks. The Italian carver's uncanny ability to shape a briar is evident in this unique Pot. Sporting an extra thick shank with a fair amount of curve to the bowl, the shaping here makes for a lovely display of grain. Enveloped in flame grain (transitioning into tight straight grain in the front) with plenty of birdseye along the heel, shank, and rim, this briar's beautiful smooth Orange "00" finish brings out its best.
- Andrew Wike