Last week I was in East Rochester for the US National Bonsai Exhibition, I was a demo artist and Judge, one of the highlights for me was meeting Sara Rayner. Sara is a bonsai potter of immense talent, I have admired her work from afar for many years. This was my chance to buy a few of her amazing pots and interview her for my Bonsai Potter Showcase
Tom Benda has been honing his craft over the last few years, slowly building a HUGE reputation and much sought after by the world’s best bonsai artists and with good reason, Tom’s pots are exquisite, beautifully made and priced well. If you get the chance to buy one of his pots do not hesitate.
Simon Haddon tell us about his influences and encourages everyone to make pots, you can visit his website here
Everyone knows of my love a craft potters in the UK from the potters showcases that I have done over the last 12 months. My first Potter showcase was Stone Monkey, I have watch Andy Pearson hone his skill over the years to become a truly creative artisan with clay. Andy has created many ‘collector’s edition’ pots but his latest shown here takes them to a whole new level.
The pot has an unglazed cracked, fissured and distressed look and is adorned by a Chinese Dragon called Tianlong who was a Celestial Dragon prominent in Chinese Mythology. The pot comes in a handmade box of English Oak with a solid silver Stone Monkey Ceramics Stamp sunk into the top of the box. The piece is fully fired to 1260 degrees centigrade making it functional and frost proof. This pot will be a welcomed addition to any ceramic collector and bonsai aficionado alike.
A signed certificate of authentication also accompanies the piece. If you want to take a closer look at this take a look HERE
I cannot remember a time in my bonsai life when I have NOT known Morea. A long standing member of the European Bonsai potter fraternity Morea creates individual ‘one off’ artworks. A fine balance between organic forms that blend with the tree and composition Morea endeavours to create something that is artistically beautiful whilst maintaining the function of a pot to secure the tree or planting.