Askwith: Sandblasted Morta Tomato

Product Number: 002-499-0322

Chris Askwith is a carver with a particular affinity for morta as a pipe-making medium. The English artisan often fashions designs from the dense and dark material and typically pairs them to stems of vibrantly colored polyester — another material toward which he has a propensity. Compared to his Devil Anse renditions and array of classic shapes, the Tomato isn't a design often seen in Askwith's portfolio, making this piece a rarer sight. It resembles certain pencil-shanked Rhodesians we've received from Chris — the bowls especially broad and contrasted by slender shank-and-stem arrangements. Such proportions are exhibited in this Tomato: The bowl is exceptionally squat and bulbous, and while the shank isn't pencil-thin, its abbreviated length leads into the stem's long taper for effective diminution in profile. Said stem offers a swirling mix of grassy, earthy tones for handsome contrast against the dark hue of the sandblasted morta stummel.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.53 in./165.86 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.13 in./28.70 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.19 in./55.63 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Morta
  • Country: England
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