I haven't received word that Maigurs himself is calling this a series, but there's clearly a common theme going on with his Rose, Water Lily, and Camellia designs. Each feature a gentle, yet shapely nature in their basic layout of form, line, and contour, with the most distinctive variation being the patterns of the subtle, beautiful details he uses to suggest each bowl is the just-blossoming bud of the namesake flower.
Though a quick glance at the profile might leave you thinking the Camellia is no different from the Rose, of the three designs it actually has the most markedly different "petal" pattern upon the upper bowl. It's little surprise that it turns out to be the most complex; the real camellia possesses a multitude of petals, and so it is that Maigurs's artful rendition of one just getting ready to bud contains the suggestion of a great multitude of them as well.
- Eric N. Squires