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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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Straight and fine

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


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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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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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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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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 real name is Fujikake Yoshio (84), was born in 1936 in Gunma Prefecture (Central Japan)…....


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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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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 studio is a cabin in the middle of the Californian Desert. There he creates 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 that it was a very good idea and they succeeded because their pots have been…...


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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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