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Rocklike

Luboš Škoda from the Czech Republic finds inspiration for his Bonsai Pots in rocks, bark or anything with a rough texture...


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Colourful black & white

Modern ceramic artists Susumu Fujii creates bonsai pots which
only ‘color is black or white…

An emotional experience

I began with bonsai about 15 years ago, but soon the commercial, industrially manufactured pots no longer related to my ideas.

Japanese pottery

Bonsai pot maker from Sweden, Thor Holvila, has become one of Europe’s most well-respected potters...


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Tokoname

Thor Holvila travels to the ancient Japanese pottery town...


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The Phoenix

Bruno Auvinet was challenged to make his own pot when none fitted his maple.


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Kid’s play or pot?

A (very) young artist creates unconventional pots that are seriously cool.

No machines

Marc Berenbrinker is one hundred percent focussed on hand crafted pots.

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 pots and those that are crafted, such as painted pots. The rustic appeal of the…...


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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 developed and refined his remarkable style. What made you decided to become a bonsai potter?…...


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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 oval beige glazed pot that I saw in a gardening book. I was so impressed…...


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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 artist won the painting section of the Contemporary Small Pot Artists Exhibition with a beautiful…...


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Raising the potters’ bar beyond Japan

I’m sure that I am not alone in having shelves of beautiful pots created by some of the best potters outside the boundaries of Japan, as well as a couple from Japan itself. My collection has generally been bought from potters selling their work at bonsai shows, although several have…...


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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 to change rapidly. How did you get into bonsai pottery? Everything started by just being…...


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