Handmade pots for bonsai trees

1 hand 1905-01 Thor Holvila

* 1st generation Thor Holvila is all pots made before his apprentship under Shuhou in Tokoname

  • Outside measurements

    width: 187 mm / 7.5”

    depth: 120 mm / 4.7” 
    height: 61 mm / 2.4” 
    deep inside: 40 mm / 1.6” 

  • Info

    Edition: may 2019 ”Rectang” 
    No: 1905-01
    Style: Rectangle
    Clay: Lava black
    Glaze: dark brown with multi colourations
    Fired: Fully vitrified frost resistant stoneware
    Technique: Carved from one block of clay

  • Thors comment

    "This pot got it all. I wish you could, as I do know, sit and hold it in your hands and feel the thick glazing full of craters, hold it out into the sunlight and see the richness of colours. Brown, black, blue, green and even greys and white. That makes it not just a topshelf piece for the collection, but a very versitile pot with a great healthy depth."

  • About this edition

    THOR EDITIONS is handmade, unique and numbered pots that are released once a month under a dedicated theme.


    About the may edition 2019 - "Rectang”
    "This month I have worked a lot with out leaning sides on my rectangular pots. It gives them a masculine aspect, it is the open, giving power, unlike the inward slope that is considered feminine, enclosing, embracing. It makes these pots suitable for feminine shaped trees with movement, but with masculine attributes such as strong nebari, rough stem and grooved bark. The colors and the glazes are still in the colors of the nordic spring. Yellow and red flowers, lush green grass under a clear blue, cloudless cold sky.