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Ligne Bretagne Goblin #1518G

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Another pitcher plant! At least, that was the guiding design concept for this one - It's the perfect shape to create a practical, functional pipe design (with all of the weight carried low, thick walls, and a comfortable round hand-shape) while also being plenty wild and natural. I did a lot of "edge carving" of the natural plateau top to create the almost-savage, explosive look of the flared bowl rim - I wanted it to look very dynamic. If there's a running theme to all Goblins (aside form being green), it's that I want them to look organic... to look "grown" rather than carved, and I think this piece fits that motif nicely.

It's a big pipe is bowl depth, so I wouldn't advise this one for anyone looking for a short smoke - Check the dimensions over at the side. The chamber in this is twice the depth of some of our entire Ligne Bretagne bowls! It's also a *really* nice piece of briar - The grain is centered at the bottom and the sandblasting has revealed beautifully stacked age rings going up the bowl. It's kind of hard to see the grain detail, so I took a couple shots of it upside down, above, where you can best see the excellent ring grain. The plateau top is swirled - I wanted to try something different in staining and created a mixed, blended swirl of greens and black to add a bit more "wildness" to the plateau. The bowl itself is two colors of green, a penetrating understain topped with a darker green used to accentuate the texture of the surface - Again, this probably shows best in the photos where the pipe is upside down. The stem is a French handcut horn piece and is pretty striking itself, showing off a dramatic range of grain coloring, from milky pale to rich chocolate.

Autumn is slipping away now, and so are the Goblins - I'm not sure how many more we'll make before really getting into the holiday season. I do make them year-round, but they probably won't be as common as they've been these last two months... unless, of course, I have a good idea for a Christmas Goblin... :D