J. Alan: Partially Sandblasted Fugu (1368)

Product Number: 002-376-0244

Slightly more elongated and streamlined than many Fugu renditions of the Blowfish we've come across, this piece from Jeff Gracik takes a more minimalist approach to the often complicated design — keeping the silhouette clean and continuous, while still playing with Tokutomi-style asymmetry in the cross-section. Fitting to that simpler approach, Jeff's finished either flank in an extra dark, low-profile sandblast, bringing out a lovely bit of texture and grain without compromising the shape's clean, defining lines. The slender paneled column that makes up the cross-section, however, has been polished smooth and lent a gorgeous contrast stain, highlighting an impressive display of crossgrain running from the transition, across the rim, and all along the underside of the bowl. Gorgeous piece from Jeff, here.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.91 in./124.71 mm.
  • Weight: 1.28 oz./36.29 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Blowfish
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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