Launched - Boxing day 2016!
The best European and Japanese bonsai pots; lots of choice, all in one place!!
As a bonsai enthusiast, it can be hard to find good quality bonsai pots for trees. There is limited information on the various European potters. It seems you must first know of them, then visit each potter’s website independently. They often however have few if any pots available. So, if that fails, the options are; travel around Europe to all the shows (which is great fun!), or ask a potter (who’s style you like and will suit your tree) to build a pot by commission.
This can take many months, if not more, and is great for that showpiece tree that will be ready in 2 years, but what if you need a pot now? It is incredible that there is not one platform, where top European potters can all showcase and sell their pottery from – well there is now!
After a few years of being fascinated by, and collecting bonsai trees and high quality handmade pots, from Europe and Japan; Alex Rudd had amassed over a thousand Japanese and hundreds of European pots in his private collection. This passion drove him to create what many feel is a huge gap in the market:
- The European Bonsai Potter Collective. Hosted on Bonsai4Me.com/shop
BONSAI EMPIRE PROMOTED - with giveaway hand carved Japanese bonsai pot.
Launched on December 26th (Boxing day) at 5pm, on the globally popular website ‘Bonsai4me.com’, some of Europe’s finest potters will be showcasing; their works, their profile, and some of their pots for sale. Potters will regularly supply the platform with some of their finer works, which will be available for no more than if purchased from the potter directly and include artists such as;
Holvila pots – Sweden (Thor Holvila)
Stone Monkey Ceramics (Andrew Pearson)
Gramming pots (Tomas Gramming)
Erin pottery (Vic Harris)
China Mist (Steve Kitchman)
Walsall Ceramic Studios (David & Mark Jones & Esther Griffiths)
Pots by Ian Baillie (Ian Baillie )
Sami Amdouni Pots (Sami Amdouni)
Atelier Bonsai element (Erik Krizovensky)
MB Bonsaischalen (Marc Berenbrinker)
Each potter has developed their own unique style, and with each of these styles, their pots will often suit a certain; species, style or feel of bonsai. That’s why it was so important to learn about the potters and their differing styles. Some potters create rugged, masculine pots, which may reflect their local environment (such as Thor Holvila from Sweden), whilst others may be more refined and classical in their design (such as Andrew Pearson of Stone Monkey Ceramics).
The idea of the website is to promote European bonsai pottery, and to educate the public in the beautiful art of bonsai ceramics, and help them find their perfect pot. Finally, bonsai pot shopping made simple!
Articles are written by Alex Rudd unless otherwise stated.