Smio Satou: Sandblasted Canted Pot

Product Number: 002-142-0349

Satou only sandblasts about 10 percent of his work, which means that at an annual production of 30-40 pipes, 50 in a hallmark year, a blasted piece from the estimable carver is a rare and satisfying joy. Now consider that this is the very first sandblasted Pot we have had the pleasure to place on the site. Though not a cinch, this might well be the only one you or I will ever see.

If this roguish rake turns out to be the first and the last of its kind, what a fine entrance & finale. The left of the bowl presents a corona of birdseye in the middle, a type of visual epicenter, with super tight shock waves rippling outward from the same. Flipping over to the right side, it's almost as if that which did not become a ripple or ejecta on the left, shot through the body, becoming birdseye upon its exit. Great stuff.

-- R. 'Bear' Graves

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.79 in./147.07 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Pot
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan
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