This is just a sleek pipe right here. Tom Eltang has got a Herculean shaping vocabulary, though his Dublin pieces seem to offer up greater variety of play within the form than, say, his Billiards or Apples do. This Dublin is a rather straightforward take on the Danish modern iteration of the old English classic, what with its cambered, Calabash like rim, and the way the front and back line of the bowl pinches into the quarter-bent shank transition. It's certainly a handsome piece, ever the more so on account of some of the finer details, like the abundance of ring grain to be found around the bowl, and the addition of a horn band around the shank terminus, to name but a couple.
-- Ted Swearingen