Oh yeah... now HERE’S
what I’m talking about. Between the quick front rise and subsequent height of the bowl, as well as an improbably perfect pairing with an octagonal shank (8 sides, seriously), I would want to title this Don Carlos Rhodesian as “I’m Loving It!” – if it weren’t for a certain fast-food giant with a penchant for litigation. The grain of this One-Note is rather all over the place; mottled with gigantic birdseye on the back of the bowl and top of the shank, coronal-like bursts of flame and straight grain below the double bead, but looks pretty amazing from every possible vantage. For about five minutes, I kept trying to pigeon-hole which broad aesthetic category this sweet Rhoadie would fall into: “Some Gen-next, modernist... and yet I see touches of an ancient sconce...” Thankfully, common sense finally stepped in and pimp-slapped my inner pedant ”It’s Bruto – I can’t take you anywhere!”
I wish common sense would step in more often.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves