A Halloween-themed acorn
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|Dimensions||14 × 3.5 × 4.2 cm|
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Tis the season! We’re into the October times here at the Talbert workshop, even though it’s still only August. But, Halloween can’t come too soon around here. I wanted to do some seasonal-themed pipes that were more affordable than the elaborate carved pieces that cost days of labor hours each, and I’d also been curious for some time about incorporating our line carving into otherwise-smooth pipes, so this seemed like the ideal opportunity to play a little. We did a Dublin somewhat like this last year and I wanted to carry the idea on from that. The real trick on this sort of thing is to find a way to make the Tim Burton-esque line carving look good, as opposed to “just a bunch of crap scrawled around the surface”, like so many partial rustications look. In this case, it was all in the curves – I worked to let the carving follow the natural grain of the pipe, for one, plus to let it dance around the shape of the bowl in movement that helped mirror the overall bowl design.
I love the way it came out, but as usual I have no idea if anyone else will like it or not. Ideally I’d love to do pipes like this in different Ligne Bretagne shapes all through the next couple of months, but we’ll see if this one even sells first.