Craftsmen made Bonsai Pots


Following the discovery of a suitable potter and the first few pots I had commissioned back in November see previous posting   I have been eagerly  awaiting the  next firing as I had asked to see some plainer ones to increase the selection of styles.

So on on receiving the summons I was off to the potters to see what Anne would have for


Steady Michael,there’s no rush

me, I had to wait for various other items to emerge from the kiln first as my pots were towards the bottom.

And I was certainly not disappointed though I had to be restrained from touching them until they had cooled down.

This time most of them had a brown fleck in a  greyish glaze  and  are little warmer in colour and the glaze does nor run so far down inside the pot allowing more rough surface to steady the tree and all the pots had wiring holes as well as drainage one.


The Larger Oval Pot


This oval pot measures 28 cm x 20 and is 5 cm  deep (Outside Measurements) 4 cm inside
Showing very slightly beneath the glaze , you have to look carefully to see it, is a fine incised ///// pattern which is only just visible.

The Round Pots21cmfb

These come in two diameters   18 cm     x   4.5 cm deep     (3 cm inside)
and                                                    21 cm      x   4.5 cm deep    (3 cm inside)

The Rounded Square Pot
This one is in a very slightly cooler grey and with some decoration.

Size 17.5 cm  x 17.5 cm and  6  cm deep (4 cm inside)

Now I have had these done to see what the reactions are among the bonsai folk I know , to find a source of good quality pots in the South West without having to travel miles and to encourage a craftsmen potter to break into what is for her a new niche market. If anyone is interested in prices let me know.

Comments and purchasing enquiries just message me. 


Taunton and Somerset Bonsai Club

Tree of the Month Competition

After winning the years overall winners certificate last year I had to move up into the Advanced Class and never for one minute expected to win anything there. However much to my surprise at our December meeting I was presented with the Tree of the Month Trophy for the year in the Advanced Class.TOM 2016

This really was a case of Aesop’s Tortoise and the Hare, there were trees far more impressive than mine many times throughout the year but just by continually entering every month and doing reasonable well it turned out that I had done very well!

About Michael Cooper

Bonsai enthusiast and artist. After recording the rural scene in watercolours for over thirty years and having my own studio gallery I am now semi retired. I still sell my prints though to customers worldwide via my website and through the Somerset Crafts Gallery, Avalon Marshes Centre,Westhay nr Glastonbury BA6 9TT. The rest of the time is spent looking after my bonsai trees, I like the exercise.
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