Handmade pots for bonsai trees

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January 7, 2018

Hidemi Kataoka / Shuuhou / Shuho picking out his latest batch from the small gas kiln.

Both me and Hidemi is some of a sweet tooth so twice a day we sit down to have coffee and a sweet japanese cake between working hours and talk pots. Often it comes to sign language...

November 10, 2017

When I was asked what I was most looking forward to, working with a potter from Tokoname, the first that came into mind was, "How does the clay feel. And what kind of tools does he use? "

For all artists and craftsmen, the tools are an extension of the hand and t...

November 3, 2017

The Buddhist temples and burial sites have had a great impact on the aesthetics for bonsai pots. Originally created in China and then copied in Japan. This is clearly seen on the large stone water vessels, which is used to storage water for cleansing and watering the g...

July 18, 2014

One of the most difficult techniques to create a bonsai pot is by carving it out from one block of clay. In the youtube video below I show you how to go ahead with a small rectangle.

The difficult part is to know when, and in what stage the clay is dry enough to start t...

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