Though Michail Kyriazanos has made more classically English fare his bread and butter, he's certainly not a stranger to more modern and even Danish compositions. He's definitely played with this style of bamboo-shanked bent Acorn before, and every iteration we've seen of his take on the shape has made excellent use of varying shades of dark bamboo. From a warmer, almost tan stretch of the stuff, to an almost ebony length of the knuckled medium, to this rendition, which seems to split the difference, to my eye. He's paired it with a smooth, bengal contrast-stained Acorn bowl, poised and thoroughly dressed in flame, crowned with ultra-tight plateau to further complement the shape's inherently organic charm. Lent a gracefully downturned saddle stem, this is definitely my favorite take on this affable shape from Mr. Kyriazanos.
- Daniel Bumgardner
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