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
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 Pots
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.
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!