If there's one thing I can say about Gian Gamboni's designs, from the short time I've had to handle them, it's that they are always interesting. Interesting, that is, to look at, and interesting to fidget about with in hand as well. This Acorn, for example, presents both elements of broad, exotic plays of curvature, and also counterpoints of fine-boned slenderness and dramatic gesture. And this aesthetic is mirrored in the briar's feel in hand, where for all the delicateness and lightness of shank, stem, and transition, the bowl feels substantial and reassuringly firm.
- Eric N. Squires