Mike Sebastian Bay: Smooth Bent Brandy

Product Number: 002-820-0041

Mike Sebastian Bay spent extensive time training under Tom Eltang in Tom's workshop, honing his talent as a carver as well as learning much about shaping, finishing, and stem work. Stylistically, Eltang rubbed off on Bay, and this bent Brandy displays a slight likeness to Tom's work in its classic Danish form, minimalist aesthetic, and plump roundness combined with sleek dynamism. That said, Mike has made this particular design all his own — the shank-and-stem combination flare elegantly into the transition, the underside continuing into the heel to prompt supple cheeks about the lower bowl. Such a fluid line urges the bowl forward and lifts the heel, implying a high degree of inherent momentum to belie the bowl's plumpness and make for quite the fast-paced piece. A stunning example of gorgeous Danish shaping, it's all dressed in a traditional contrast stain, highlighting windswept flame grain and birdseye alike.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.41 in./112.01 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.03 in./26.16 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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