A while back, when he was down here visiting Adam's workshop and our offices and operation, Michael Parks was working on an asymmetrical Cutty design
I took a particular liking to. This design, judging by the look of it, is a Dublin sibling to it. And I have to say I'm happy to see Michael's decided to explore the theme some more. Trim and tall, it's proportions call to mind some of Sixten Ivarsson's most iconic work, while the tear-drop asymmetry of the shank, and the long, smooth, clean line that follows along its length, suggests a hint of Lars inspiration as well. (Michael has, however, both made his tear-drop more round in cross-section, and continued it right through into the form of the bowl as well.) At the same time, he's made this shape, like the Cutty before it, sleeker, sharper, and more modern - something complemented perfectly by one of his beautifully dark (extra
dark, I should say), ultra-finely polished contrast finishes.
- Eric N. Squires