RECENT BONSAI POTS

Commissioned for huge spruce with massive dead low root that hangs out of pot

One f my all time favourite pots
Huge pot made for a massive semi-cascade J. Black pine.
An experimental white glaze Fai-Yaki pot with crackle
Side 1 of the largest pot I’ve made to date (26.5″)
Side 2 of the above pot
At last the shelves are filling up again with pots for the spring season
Large oval pot with a white crackle glaze and blue/beige drizzle
Finishing off one of my bodyscape pots
Massive pot for my giant Zelkova serrata
Huge coil pot on the making
Bespoke kiln made for me by Northern Kilns

Another big pot waiting to be fired
I can only just lift this commissioned pot.
Primitive style pot 8″ x 2″ internal with a creamy-orange crackle glaze
Round semi-cascade pot measuring 7″ x 3″ deep with a orange-cream glaze and upper ‘lava’ effect
9.5″ x 2″ round pot with pale blue crackle glaze
Powerful Semi-cascade pot measuring 7.75″ x 4.75″ with a white crackle glaze and ‘stormy’ drizzle on the top
Round Fai-Yaki pot very suitable for all flowering varieties of bonsai 9″ x 2.25″.

My recently introduced Fai-Yaki pots have been inspired by the Japanese Iga-Yaki pots (as seen on NHK Japan tv , channel 507 on Sky) which have a spirited free-flowing informality and spontaneity about them. The difference being that I have not been able to recreate their (Japanese) subtle ash glazes from the wood firings, so I’ve take the bold departure and introduced my own highly colourful glaze effects. As with all art innovations and avante garde creations, it may take some time before the concepts are accepted. But, when these pots are planted up with flowering bonsai (eg crab apples, quinces etc) they really come into their own and fully complement the tree/s.

Flowering Quince in Fai-Yaki pot
Crab apple in Fai-Yaki pot laden with Autumnal fruit — it also looked gorgeous when in flower.

Oval Fai-Yaki pot very suitable for all flowering varieties of bonsai. 14″ x2.5″ deep internal
Another round Fai-Yaki pot very suitable for all flowering varieties of bonsai: 8.5″ x 2.5″
Large oval pot with white crackle glaze and a bluey-mauve drizzle. 16.25″ x 14″ x 2.5″ internal
Fai-Yaki pot with gun-metal red laze and volcanic pitting. 14″ x 10″ x 2″ internal.
Another Fai-Yaki pot with irregular studs and tie-down feet. 9.5″ x 3″ internal
Large oval pot with ochre glaze and thundery drizzle
Reverse side pot above
Shohin pot with bluey-mauve drizzle

11th March 2021 — new batch of pots waiting to be glaze fired
11th March 2021 — new batch of pots waiting to be glaze fired
11th March 2021 — new batch of pots waiting to be glaze fired
11th March 2021 — new batch of pots waiting to be glaze fired
This large ‘drum’ pot will have some more glaze added and will be re-fired soon
This Semi-cascade pot is also going to have some additional glaze and will be re-fired soon — watch this space!
Semi-cascade pot with ‘mud painting’ all around and glazed in my signature ‘gun-metal’ red
A round pot with upper rim and decorated beading on the base. Note the ‘twisted’ feet.
Semi-cascade pot with a new surface texture and ‘gun-metal red’ glaze
A shallow, irregular oval-ish pot with a new creamy glaze effect
Round pot with newly glaze effect — very promising
Large pot with a commercial glaze — I will modify and re-fire
Very large pot inspired by a pot from the “Masters Book of Bonsai” — new glaze — I have yet to expose the crackle
Side one of this seriously huge pot with new crackle effect and glazed with my signature gun-metal red
Reverse side of the pot above
Lage semi-cascade pot with tie-down feet. I have yet to expose the crackle effect
New glaze effect on this large semi-cascade pot with studs and half-moon feet.
Side one of shohin pot

Side two of above pot

Interesting new multi-fired square pot with ‘chopped’ corners and experimental glazes
Powerful round pot with lava effect glaze and my signature gun-metal red glaze
Oval pot with red drizzle over a black base — new technique
Oval chuhin size pot with gentle yellow glaze — thrice fired
Side one of large oval pot with new experimental glaze effect — thrice fired
Side two of above pot.
Side one. Roundish (at least to begin with) ‘wobbly’ pot with strident blue glaze will subdue it later with ind to expose any crackle that may be hiding.
Side two of above pot.
Side one. Large rectangular pot with double beading and blue ‘blodge’ on rim — multi-fired. Commercial glaze.
Side two of above pot with red ‘blodge’on rim
Detail of red ‘blodge’ on above pot.
Try for kusamono planting
Roundish pot with distorted rim and new experimental glaze effects
Side one. Huge rectangular formal pot with Dansai special decoration and signature gun-metal red glaze
Side two of above pot — a very powerful statement that is screaming out for an appropriate conifer of substance and quality.




%d bloggers like this: