Powerful in stance, yet nowhere near stolid, this compact Dubliner from Peter Heding is a striking fusion of gestural disposition and structured, architectural form. The domed rim is almost inflated in profile, and lent a bit more visual weight at the aft, while the fore is imbued with a flattened, streamlined aesthetic, resulting in a pronounced, forward-reaching silhouette. The poised, flared bowl is well-balanced by an appropriately flared, muscular shank, while a delicately downturned saddle stem makes fine use of some negative space to reinforce the implied motion. This "Gold" grade piece displays some striking licks of flame on all flanks, along with an entire underside's worth of birdseye, all highlighted by a warm walnut contrast stain. Phenomenal work from Peter.
- Daniel Bumgardner
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