Category: Pots

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Animated

Giang LS Nguyen learned about bonsai with a Zen monk and this had great influence on his ceramics.

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Charming chamotte

Discover the diverse styles of Heian Tofukuji We have selected some of the best Tofukuji pots that are highly regarded in the bonsai world. In this selection we will focus on the large to medium-sized...

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Is he burning pots??

Peter Krebs, Grand Master of the bonsai pot In the early stages of bonsai in Europe, the pots of Peter Krebs were already in high demand. Throughout his long career as a potter he has...

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The perfectionist

Self-taught stone sculptor, Jürg Stäheli, aims to find the perfect shape for his pots. How did you get into bonsai pottery?I started bonsai in 1984. I was inspired by an old maple in a classic...

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Sansui, birds and beasts

Reijaku from Taiwan, is the artist who knows all about Japan’s favourite paintings and creates beauty with her own work. In recent years, the popularity of painted pots has increased. In January 2010, a Taiwanese...

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A game of sorts

According to María José González pots should balance between function and beauty María José González never thought of making a living from ceramics. When a friend asked her to make some bonsai pots things started...

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Young at heart

Yasuo Fukuda is learning pottery skills from his nephew The love of bonsai ceramics runs in the family, since Shigeru Fukuda’s uncle Yasuo Fukuda has proved to be a very talented bonsai potter, too. He...

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Lost in time

Fujikake Yuzan is a master in hand-painted pots Painting is a passion of Fujikake Yuzan and he gets lost in time while doing so. His refined work is much praised in Japan. Fujikake Yuzan, his...

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The spaceship

Thor Holvila tells us how his ideas come to life As a professional potter, commissions are a big part of my daily work, but as an artist I also have ideas about pots that I...

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Non aggressive

Marjan Mirt can be very proud when he sees examples of his pots all over the globe. Slovenian Marjan Mirt is a dedicated bonsai enthusiast. He retired some seven years ago and started creating bonsai...

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Made together

Made Bonsai Pots – artistic team-work Manon Jamin and partner Edwin Koppers live a life filled by bonsai. Manon makes pottery and Edwin, besides the bonsai, draws the pot designs. How did you get into...

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Right place, right time

Sami Amdouni’s passion for smaller-sized pots By chance, Sami’s interest for bonsai pottery was sparked while waiting in the car. He now mostly creates pots for shohin with an eye for detail. How did you...

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Rush hour

Spring time is rush hour for repotting your bonsai, but choosing the right pot cannot be hurried. Spring arrives and it is the ideal time to repot your bonsai. Mostly it’s necessary, but it is...

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Carved mud

Ceramist Jonathan Cross creates pots in the desert Jonathan Cross creates ancient looking sculptures and pots, which may even sometimes look like architecture. All seem to come from a kind of post-apocalyptic aesthetic imagery. His...

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Tempted to give up

Making pots came along a bumpy road Matjaž Raimondi and Nastja Legvart have just jumped into the big adventure of making pots for bonsai. They had no clue as to why this happened, but knew...

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Keep ideas flowing…

For Walter Venne every bonsai exhibition is like a gallery where an artist can exhibit their work. Through such exhibitions Walter’s pots have found their way into the hands of many bonsai enthusiasts and Masters. […]

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Make the most of it

The ceramic journey of Victor Harris. Victor just dropped by a local bonsai show and was fascinated by it. From that moment things moved fast and when his bonsai became more mature, making pots was...

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That’s no ‘Mame’

Making Big Pots In Jingdezhen – Zhenshang Ceramics Discover how the giant pots of Jingdezhen are made. Zhenshang is well known for working with International and Chinese artists to manufacture unique custom designed porcelain and...

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