As I have mentioned in the past (with a repetitive frequency that would make 'Rain Man' blanch) trying to pigeonhole Claudio's shaping aesthetic into a single school would be a fool's task. This is the seventh Cavicchi that I have described today, and (so far) two could be classified as Italian neo-classical, one as almost Danish neo-classical, one was a bit akin to the Mariner inspired shapes which hail from a Pesaro school workshop, one leans a bit toward the Danish Modern and one is almost downright English traditional.
If I didn't know who carved this brawny, sandblasted bent Dublin, I would have (wrongly) assumed that I was looking at the work of one of the Northern Italian superstars (see what I mean?). With a height that soars to nearly two and three-quarter inches and a diameter that spans up to 1.7', this bowl is a certified monster, and while the shank is executed in slightly different manner than its Northern cousins, the bowl fairly shouts 'Castello'. As a pretty cool bonus, this ruggedly handsome 'G' (perhaps even 'GG') sized Cavicchi breaks out to be roughly only $11 per concentric ring.
--R. 'Bear' Graves