Handmade pots for bonsai trees

1 hand 2003-09 Thor Holvila


  • Outside measurements

    width: 128 mm / 5.0”
    depth: 87 mm / 3.4”
    height: 43 mm / 1.7”
    deep inside: 29 mm / 1.2” 

  • Info

    Edition: march 2020 ”Hard & Dry”
    Style: Rectangle
    Clay: Bone white
    Glaze: Tenmoku/brown
    Fired: Fully vitrified frost resistant stoneware
    Technique: Slab built

  • Thors comment

    "This rectangle is glazed in the classic chinese/japanese tenmoku glaze and fired in a gas kiln with reduction to receive that deep cola brown colour, wich is so hard to picture in a photo." 

  • About this edition

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

    About the edition "Hard & Dry”

    "This month I have mainly made unglazed pots for conifers while all over it has been worrying and troublesome news. My father's words, and life mantra - Life is hard and dry, has come to mind and been more truthfull then ever. I know that for him it has meant “Get used to “hard and dry” and learn that life don't put cream and sugar on top of things.” It applies not only to work but also food, relationships and ethics. All aspects of life. For me it has changed meaning through the years though, and I would today put another meaning to it then my father Berndt Thor does: “As long as the clay is soft you can alter and change your mind on where you want to go. But once you made up your mind, and fired it - it becomes hard and dry. Just like your life choices. Or to use bonsai talk, once you cut that branch of there is no turning back, only new options. So folks, let me present the collection “Hard and dry”, or as my father would say: "Horrt å torrt.