Lasse Skovgaard: Sandblasted Acorn

Product Number: 002-327-0615

Having a signature shape as an artisan carver is somewhat of a double-edge sword. On the one hand, being recognized for a certain design is an incredible honor and testament to the carver's skill and creativity. On the other hand, though, it requires even more skill and creativity, then, to keep subsequent renditions of the signature shape fresh and subtly unique. Despite that difficulty, Lasse never fails to impress with his long-shanked Acorn piece like the one seen here. While all feature a similarly sweeping S-curve, pinched shank, and high-waisted bowl, they're all simultaneously different in their own subtle, individual ways.

In this piece, Lasse has fashioned two crisp ridgelines along the underside of the shank, making for a more D-shaped cross section. The crisp lines aren't readily apparent in profile. However, when turned in the hand, the ridges stand in stark contrast to the rest of the piece's supple curves. To mitigate this contrast, Skovgaard blends the lines in with the tight-knit sandblast, as ripples of ring grain stack up the entirety of the bowl toward the generously inflated rim. As well as a signature form, the finish here is also a signature style of Lasse's — the peaks of each growth ring having been highlighted by the lighter hues of the contrast stain to really accentuate the finish's vibrant presentation.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.76 in./146.30 mm.
  • Weight: 1.82 oz./51.71 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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