A compact blend of smooth Danish lines and Gabriele's own nature-inspired organic form, this curvy, tight-knit bent Brandy is a pipe that, despite its short length, really fills out the hand. The extra-broad form, very low center of gravity, and flattened underside of transition and shank also happen to produce an absolutely solid balance as a sitter, too. There is, of course, the grain to consider as well, of which there is plenty. Quick strokes of flame grain work their frenetic energy in a continuous band traveling from shank-face to the front of the bowl along either flank, while the considerable surface of the underside bears a light, delicate, yet plentiful pattern of birdseye.
- Eric N. Squires