CONGRATULATIONS to the 3 winners of GAME 2
For those that have not seen it yet, here is a video about Doug by JapanOutpost.org
Doug will be remembered and greatly missed by many and our deepest condolences go out to Doug's wife Christine and family and friends.
Rest in peace my friend!
Revered across the bonsai world, Stone Monkey Ceramics comprehends and is conscious of the the tree-pot marriage and produces excellent designs, in a variety of forms and finishes that suit trees impeccably. As the first Westener to have been invited to participate in the world's leading bonsai exhibition and small pot contest, 'The Gafu-ten', (which he won first place in the unglazed section!!) we thought it fitting to have such a plaque made by Andrew - the first by a European potter as far as we know.
The EBPC are proud to support such artists, and we are very excited to be able to offer a range of 20 exclusive pots by this leading artist - COMING VERY SOON!
Thank you for supporting the EBPC and great European bonsai ceramics.
This week, a few pots will be released each day from Wednesday - at 6pm (gmt). ... Thank you Ian, and enjoy these fantastic pots everyone!
Since seeing John Naka in New York, and having studied drawing and painting, Ian went on to be a principal teacher of Art and Design, and he was inspired to create pots for the U.K., as he had seen in New York.
He has been producing bonsai pots now for over a generation, and is best known for his hand-thrown pots on his Swedish kick-powered wheel, and all pots are fired in his electric kiln to 1260 degrees C. He also however hand-builds a diverse range of shapes and forms, such as; rectangles, ovals, cascades, nanban, and free form containers.
The glazes are superbly made and applied; producing some really quite beautiful pieces, some of which have a fantastic aged / patina look to them. His pots are highly regarded and complement trees in competitions across Europe.
‘Pottery has its own magic where the alchemy of the elements of Air, Earth, Fire and Water combine to make an object of beauty which can be used to harmoniously enhance the display of a fine bonsai tree. It's this that gives me the buzz that sustains my creativity.’
Welcome to ‘Honorary European Members’ ... Willow Bonsai Pots of South Africa!
We are excited to announce that Willow Bonsai Pots are producing a limited edition EBPC Stamped range of their beautiful pots, with some of their best forms and glazes. These will be available in the EBPC store, and will be released at ‘The Trophy’ exhibition, in Belgium at the end of February 2020.
Congratulations also to Willow Bonsai on their new website – being launched NOW – as this article is published!
- So please check it out at www.willowbonsaishop.com
But first, you can read more about them and see a selection of their pots on their ‘Potter Profile’ here.
Articles are written by Alex Rudd unless otherwise stated.
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Dragonfly Bonsai Pots
EBPC Dual Stamped Pots
EBPC Pot Display
Erin Bonsai Pots
Holvila In Tokoname
Honorary EBPC Members
Introducing The EBPC
Lotus Bonsai Studio
Me And Raimondi
New EBPC Members
Paul Rogers Ceramics
Stone Monkey Ceramics
Terre En Vadrouille
Wirral Bonsai Society