Am I a Potaholic?

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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby TimS » May 11th, 2018, 7:13 pm

Love that unglazed koyo benbonsai posted. I have a serious soft spot for Koyo pots and i don't see many unglazed Koyo pots since they are famed for their glazes.
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby benbonsai » May 11th, 2018, 8:54 pm

Hi Tim it is a beautiful pot, although it is glazed. That photo didn’t show it too well but it’s a matte olive glaze
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby Starfox » May 12th, 2018, 1:59 am

melbrackstone wrote:
Plus I think there will always be the skulls which are a love or hate thing


Ha ha, he's a marvel, love it! I only have a couple of his, since I find they're a little too "masculine" for the majority of my plants. I keep reminding myself to get one of his skull accent pots! Hope he keeps making them, now that he's into his "Japanese" phase!


I can get that, I also think that trees that we may have being from warmer climates make matching them to a pot more challenging or interesting. Hopefully I can finally get one or two into a pot this season, his pots give me ideas. I just wish I could magic up the trees now.
He is definitely doing the skull accents still and I'm pretty sure there are a couple available now but pretty sure they will continue. He actually did a T-Rex skull on commission once, I'll see if I can find a link to it over the weekend. That was cool.

melbrackstone wrote:
Yes I enjoyed reading his posts from there, what an honour to be chosen to work with Hidemi Kataoka! His newer pots are still rectangles, but the glazing is completely different to his usual style, it's almost as though he's painting landscapes on them.


It was a pleasure to follow and I think quite a special world to be allowed into. You mention the glazes, I wonder if he brought a new secret recipe back because there is a difference for sure. There are some rounds, I have a mini based on dragon claw but I hadn't thought of that before.

As Pearcy said, all his new work now carries the new stamp he was given, in addition to his standard chop. I actually have it on a T-shirt. :lol:
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby melbrackstone » May 12th, 2018, 11:29 am

I have two of his, one an accent, which is round and red, called "apple" and one a shohin rectangle which I'm growing a future broom style elm in...a long way in the future! :)
I have been buying them through the European Bonsai Potters Collective, since I am able to buy quite a few other European's works all from the same source, with combined postage. I'll see if Alex can get me a skull accent to add to my next order. :)
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby TimS » May 12th, 2018, 1:41 pm

benbonsai wrote:Hi Tim it is a beautiful pot, although it is glazed. That photo didn’t show it too well but it’s a matte olive glaze


Wow, it toally looked unglazed in that first photo but i like the glaze even better!
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby MJL » May 12th, 2018, 5:46 pm

benbonsai wrote:Hi Tim it is a beautiful pot, although it is glazed. That photo didn’t show it too well but it’s a matte olive glaze


That is a magic pot! The matte olive glaze oozes class I reckon.
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Re: Am I a Potaholic?

Postby benbonsai » May 12th, 2018, 6:52 pm

When I saw it I had to have it.
I have a Chinese elm group that will be going in it after some refinement in a training pot.
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