Now this is a magnificently carved thing of beauty. Yet another iteration, or interpretation if you will, of Knets' version of the Calla Lily, it's here roughly the same basic shape as the others we've seen from the carver. However, with this example he's allowed the lip of the rim to tumble back down the posterior side of the bowl, rather than completing the circle, which in turn widens along both flanks, paneling the pipe's shank. The result is a very designed, structured rendering of the form, and less the highly organic one we're accustomed to seeing. And it's wonderful. Also, I'd be remiss not to mention the exquisitely well done, sandblasted holly leaves the have been etched out around the bowl and shank. They certainly add a sense of the season to the piece.
-- Ted Swearingen