Handmade pots for bonsai trees

2 hand 2001-08 Thor Holvila


  • Outside measurements

    width top: 178 mm / 7.1”
    width bottom: 190 mm / 7.5”
    depth top: 129 mm / 5.1”
    depth bottom: 138 mm / 5.4”
    height: 56 mm / 2.2”
    deep inside: 35 mm / 1.4” 

  • Info

    Edition: january 2020 ”Trace of the dragon”
    Style: Rectangle with rounded corners
    Clay: Lave black
    Glaze: Tainted snow
    Fired: Fully vitrified frost resistant stoneware
    Technique: Slab built

  • Thors comment

    "Back in 2008 when I sat down to create my first designs of bonsai pots, this was among the first model I made. I called it "rink" since it reminded me of a ice hockey field. I wanted to create a soft mound for the tree to stand on, top of the hill. This glaze I call "tainted snow", because it reminds me of the melting snow you see this time of year. It has really nice crystals in it, and ice blue tones. the brownish stripes are there to mimic a field of dead grass."

  • About this edition

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

    About the edition "Trace of the Dragon”
    "There is two meanings of the name of this edition. One is that it is now two years ago, on the day, since I came back from my studies in Japan with Mr Hidemi "Shuhou" Kataoka in Tokoname, where I among making pots also helped out with sculpturing and restoring a 150 year old wallpiece depicting a monk riding a dragon among the clouds, wich became a symbol for the whole experience for me, and this edition is a homage to. Second is that it is also a comment on what is going on in the world right now, where I see it is as our mission to hunt down and kill the raging dragons that force fear upon us all. Now they are hiding deep in their caves, but can be traced by the brownish snow, left by their fuming breath that stains the entrance to their hiding place. To pin down evil, follow the trace of the dragon."