Paul Hubartt is a very skilled pipemaker. He is not, however, a terribly serious one - browse through galleries of his work and "stodgy" or "boorish" will be the last words to come to mind. So while this "Tugboat with Anchor" would have left me scratching my head had it come from most any other name, knowing that it's a Larryson allowed me to take it in stride. It is a design of extremes in arrangement in proportions - extremely broad, extremely unconventional, and extremely playful. And though abstract, it does indeed do quite a job of capturing the sense of a stout, powerful tug determinedly plowing on in defiance amongst rough and rolling seas. Although, granted, with far more flame grain and birdseye than would usually be involved.
- Eric N. Squires