Yuwei: Smooth Tomato with Bamboo

Product Number: 002-842-0006

In silhouette, this Tomato from Yuwei Huang poses a rather traditional profile, the plump, squat bowl poised on the end of a curling, bamboo shank extension, the heel softly lifted to keep the bowl's profile dynamic and forward-urging. Viewed from the smoker's perspective, though, the piece takes on a thoroughly unique design — the shank and stem curve dramatically upward and to the left, the horizontal axis of the button drastically canted when compared to that of the bowl. It calls to mind a winding section of roller coaster track, twisting and curling into the transition and adding a strong, obvious dose of asymmetry to the form. The bowl is dressed in a crisp, red apple-tinged contrast stain, topped with plateau at the rim, and matches beautifully with the bright red nodes that seal the bamboo.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.26 in./133.60 mm.
  • Weight: 1.44 oz./40.82 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Taiwan
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