Tonni Nielsen: Smooth Volcano
Product Number: 002-192-0233
It's easy to think of the Volcano in terms fundamentally defined shaping that heavily emphasizes status as a sitter - a center of mass shifted as low as possible, a mile-wide underside as flat as the table or desk top it's meant to rest upon, and overall a static approach to line and form. Here Tonni Nielsen tosses all that out the window. And yet, unlike most other Volcano variations that follow a similar iconoclastic route, he's still produced a very fine sitter indeed. Yes, believe it or not, this swooping, gestural Volcano, rounded underside and all, sits, and sits very well. Or, to be more precise, it balances, on a point just inside the rearmost edge of the underside, and does so with such poise that even intentionally prodding at it only produces a bit of wobbling, followed by the briar setting itself right and returning to its deceptively delicate-looking posture.
- Eric N. Squires
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.97 in./151.64 mm.
- Weight: 2.60 oz./73.71 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.07 in./52.58 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Volcano
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark