Gabriele favors natural forms, but Volcano shapes tend to be pretty static. So what to do? Stretch it out tall and lean, then lend the bowl a pronounced curve until it resembles the trunk of a tree that's grown on some mountaintop under decade after decade of high winds. Well, it worked. This is a sure sitter, but when that's anything but staid or inanimate in style.
- Eric N. Squires