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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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No machines

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

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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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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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