Claudio Cavicchi has been churning out briars with absolutely spectacular grain over the past year. I mean, really, it's just been getting kind of ridiculous. And what better way to show off this kind of ridiculousness, than smooth, perfectly polished Volcano design, with a nice, tall taper to the bowl and a broad, artfully curved base? This provides plenty of room, as you can see, to let both the flame grain and birdseye do their things, and do them very, very well they do.
- Eric N. Squires