We here at Smokingpipes have written at length about the minimalism of Gregor Lobnik’s work, particularly his first-rate execution of classic, Danish-inspired shapes and his penchant for showcasing the natural beauty of the briar. But none of that is to suggest that his pieces lack complexity. Indeed, this bent Dublin has quite a lot going on—from the clean, graceful bamboo shank to the naturalism of the plateaued rim. What I find most intriguing about this particular piece, however, is the cant of the bowl, which makes the pipe feel a bit more organic than a traditional Dublin. Of course, there’s plenty to offer in terms of Lobnik’s characteristically fine blast and a contrast stain that highlights the lush straight grain of the wood.