Seventh generation of the Ryuzou kiln.
Never stop learning
Daniel Butler follows his own pottery path.
Dan Barton's passion for ceramics
Born with bonsai
The bonsai passion of Enrique Castaño
Out of the box
Harry Harrington works on a very bulky elm that has no tapering. By carving the trunk the problem is solved.
Between Art and Nature
The bonsai and ceramic passion of Florent Coirier.
Straight and fine
Kai Sperling just makes pots. As he says himself, he's a potter for bonsai
Like going to a gym
Nao Tokutake’s passion for bonsai ceramics.
Giang LS Nguyen learned about bonsai with a Zen monk and this had great influence on his ceramics.
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…...
Product designer Shay Cohen is inspired by bonsai pots
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…...
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…...
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…...
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…...
All your senses
Art and bonsai meet in one of Kyoto’s famous temples We visited the wonderful Ryousoku-in, or Kennin-ji, Temple in Kyoto. This is a historic Zen Buddhist temple near Gion. It is considered to be one…...
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…...
Pruned by air
Roots are happy in pots with an air pruning function Jens Lindworsky invented the Tie-Pot with knobs for attaching guy wires and with air root pruning, which prevents the formation of unfavourable circular growing roots…....
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…...
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…...