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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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Interview

An emotional experience

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

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Fire in the cave

A visit to the Ooshio Shoujin Kiln, Nara, Japan.

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The Phoenix

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


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Straight and fine

Kai Sperling just makes pots. As he says himself, he's a potter for bonsai


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No machines

Marc Berenbrinker is one hundred percent focussed on hand crafted 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 pots and those that are crafted, such as painted pots. The rustic appeal of the…...


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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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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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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 started learning the craft from Shigeru when he was 73 years young. Every year in…...


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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 want to bring to life and develop. One of these is the pot here that…...


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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 pots. ‘I was lucky that in Slovenia we have a very old, rich tradition of…...


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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 bonsai ceramics? I worked freelance for years in graphic and spatial design and actually had…...


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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 get into bonsai pottery? It started at my daughter’s pottery class. As it was some…...


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Gallery

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. How did it all start? It began via my hobby of bonsai, more than 40

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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 the next step in his creative adventure How did you get into bonsai pottery? When…...


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