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Bonsai pot vendor in melbourne

Post by toshtony » September 1st, 2016, 7:44 pm

Hi guys any recommendations on where I can physically go and get some nice bonsai pots in melbourne, prefably on the west or north side if possible. A Potter who sells stuff to the public would be awesome.

Thanks
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Re: Bonsai pot vendor in melbourne

Post by Charliegreen » September 2nd, 2016, 2:17 pm

Massive lack of qual Aus made and JP pots in Australia. Get use to it.
Getting large pots, 50cm and over is a massive struggle.

Aus Potters are now in the vast majority unskilled 60 women who make spoons and clay faces and call them art.

I would pay big dollars for consistent, original pieces of a decent size. But alas were are a population of un-dedicated fat losers. :aussie:

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Re: Bonsai pot vendor in melbourne

Post by Rory » September 2nd, 2016, 2:40 pm

toshtony wrote:Hi guys any recommendations on where I can physically go and get some nice bonsai pots in melbourne, prefably on the west or north side if possible. A Potter who sells stuff to the public would be awesome.

Thanks
https://www.murrumbungstudioceramics.com.au/

Sorry I don't know Victoria well, but Tracey is in Victoria and makes lovely pots.
You can contact other potters and ask them via email for pictures, they nearly all have the ability to post, and postage isn't that expensive.

also..

https://www.hachinoki-bonsai.com/

and others across Australia:

https://www.ausbonsai.com.au/wiki/index. ... _Australia

and

Marie Hewartson (QLD) details are in this thread ->

viewtopic.php?f=45&t=21515&p=227226&hilit=marie#p227226
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Re: Bonsai pot vendor in melbourne

Post by regwac » September 2nd, 2016, 3:49 pm

Think you are being a bit harsh Charliegreen ! Many potters produce many high quality pots . Very few potters make a living out of pottery . Like me many make pots because they like making pots , they make the pots they like . Pictures of a couple of my unique , hand built , stoneware pots attached . Most of these in the 40 to 50 cm range . Happy to post .
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Re: Bonsai pot vendor in melbourne

Post by toshtony » September 2nd, 2016, 6:37 pm

Rory wrote:
toshtony wrote:Hi guys any recommendations on where I can physically go and get some nice bonsai pots in melbourne, prefably on the west or north side if possible. A Potter who sells stuff to the public would be awesome.

Thanks
https://www.murrumbungstudioceramics.com.au/

Sorry I don't know Victoria well, but Tracey is in Victoria and makes lovely pots.
You can contact other potters and ask them via email for pictures, they nearly all have the ability to post, and postage isn't that expensive.


also..

https://www.hachinoki-bonsai.com/

and others across Australia:

https://www.ausbonsai.com.au/wiki/index. ... _Australia

and

Marie Hewartson (QLD) details are in this thread ->

viewtopic.php?f=45&t=21515&p=227226&hilit=marie#p227226
Thanks! I went and saw Marg Fenn today from hachinoki bonsai very nice lady and heaps of awesome pots. She's up in Cheltenham but worth the drive, went to get 1 or 2 pots left with 6. Just like the fact you can see and touch exactly what your getting instead of ordering online and it might not be the right size or exactly what you imagined.

Sorry photo doesn't do pots any justice, 1 more is outside with a Trident I purchaced from shuibi but to dark now to get a descent photo.

I don't think it would be appropriate for me to put Marg Fenn mobile but if your like me who likes to see and touch what they are buying pm jasef he can give you her mobile and you can organise to meet her.
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Re: Bonsai pot vendor in melbourne

Post by toshtony » September 2nd, 2016, 7:01 pm

regwac wrote:Think you are being a bit harsh Charliegreen ! Many potters produce many high quality pots . Very few potters make a living out of pottery . Like me many make pots because they like making pots , they make the pots they like . Pictures of a couple of my unique , hand built , stoneware pots attached . Most of these in the 40 to 50 cm range . Happy to post .
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Very nice pots Graham, you potters are amazing at what you do. Sorry still a newbie but I think the issue is that most ppl like to go out and get pots with size and shape in mind asap and not really confident ordering online. Unless you do some research and ask questions your forced to go and check the major stores for generic pots. I reckon if more ppl knew where their local potters were it would be better for everyone, their work is unique Australian made and excellent quality. I now know where to get my pots from, but it's a shame there are heaps of others who don't.

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Re: Bonsai pot vendor in melbourne

Post by MadPotter » September 2nd, 2016, 9:35 pm

Charliegreen wrote:Massive lack of qual Aus made and JP pots in Australia. Get use to it.
Getting large pots, 50cm and over is a massive struggle.

Aus Potters are now in the vast majority unskilled 60 women who make spoons and clay faces and call them art.

I would pay big dollars for consistent, original pieces of a decent size. But alas were are a population of un-dedicated fat losers. :aussie:
As a newbie to both this forum, and bonsai in general, I have started to write a response to this comment a number of times but deleted what I had written as I felt it would come across in the wrong tone.
However, I feel I cannot sit and leave it unanswered. I take umbrage at the comment that the vast majority of Australian potters are "60+ women making spoons and clay faces and calling it art".
I make pots. Bonsai Pots. I make Art pots, Ikebana pots and yes, some Homewares. Not spoons and not clay faces. I pride myself on turning out high quality, high fired ceramics.
As do a number of other Australian Potters. Comments that belittle what we create serve no purpose other than to upset, insult and alienate the potters you so obviously need to encourage and coach into producing the sort of work you are looking for. I haven't been making bonsai pots all that long - maybe 15 months or so. I am still learning what you want, what sorts of surfaces, textures and personalities you want your pots to have - along with the more technical aspects required of bonsai pots. I would prefer to feel comfortable posting images of my pots for constructive criticism rather than feel I will be labelled as 60 + (wrong), and a maker of spoons and clay faces (also wrong!!!)
Whilst most of my pots to date have stopped at 33cm - 35cm due to kiln restraints, I have a new large kiln being sorted over the coming weeks so I will be able to do larger pieces. When it is firing I would like to post photos of my work for some critique, but if I thought I would keep copping that derogatory label, I wouldn't do so.

Rant over - Only my second post too!! They won't all be like this.
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Re: Bonsai pot vendor in melbourne

Post by Josh » September 2nd, 2016, 10:04 pm

Charliegreen wrote:Massive lack of qual Aus made and JP pots in Australia. Get use to it.
Getting large pots, 50cm and over is a massive struggle.

Aus Potters are now in the vast majority unskilled 60 women who make spoons and clay faces and call them art.

I would pay big dollars for consistent, original pieces of a decent size. But alas were are a population of un-dedicated fat losers. :aussie:
Well I guess your looking in all the wrong places then. Maybe you should get out more lol. Tien at bonsaisensation nursery is bringing in high quality Japanese pots. Murrumbung pottery is producing high quality Aus made pots. Yes size has been an issue but having seen the other side of what potters have to deal with from bonsai people no wonder they don't go out of their way to accomodate every little whim.
Comments like yours do absolutely nothing to encourage or promote Australian potters. Hope you don't intend on buying any pots in Aus anytime soon.

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Post by Grainer » September 2nd, 2016, 10:15 pm

Are there any local potters that do very large pots locally?
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Post by Theodore » September 2nd, 2016, 10:22 pm

You sure it's only been 15 months making bonsai pots MadPotter. I'll take all three of those in your post!

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Post by Rory » September 2nd, 2016, 10:23 pm

regwac wrote:Think you are being a bit harsh Charliegreen ! Many potters produce many high quality pots . Very few potters make a living out of pottery . Like me many make pots because they like making pots , they make the pots they like . Pictures of a couple of my unique , hand built , stoneware pots attached . Most of these in the 40 to 50 cm range . Happy to post .
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BTW.... :o Graham, that first picture of the bonsai pot you posted above .... now, that.... is .... beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished.... and sitting on my back deck. :flag: :yes:
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Post by Grainer » September 2nd, 2016, 10:39 pm

Sir Theodore wrote:You sure it's only been 15 months making bonsai pots MadPotter. I'll take all three of those in your post!
1st one is beautiful
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Post by Grainer » September 2nd, 2016, 10:40 pm

MadPotter wrote:
Charliegreen wrote:Massive lack of qual Aus made and JP pots in Australia. Get use to it.
Getting large pots, 50cm and over is a massive struggle.

Aus Potters are now in the vast majority unskilled 60 women who make spoons and clay faces and call them art.

I would pay big dollars for consistent, original pieces of a decent size. But alas were are a population of un-dedicated fat losers. :aussie:
As a newbie to both this forum, and bonsai in general, I have started to write a response to this comment a number of times but deleted what I had written as I felt it would come across in the wrong tone.
However, I feel I cannot sit and leave it unanswered. I take umbrage at the comment that the vast majority of Australian potters are "60+ women making spoons and clay faces and calling it art".
I make pots. Bonsai Pots. I make Art pots, Ikebana pots and yes, some Homewares. Not spoons and not clay faces. I pride myself on turning out high quality, high fired ceramics.
As do a number of other Australian Potters. Comments that belittle what we create serve no purpose other than to upset, insult and alienate the potters you so obviously need to encourage and coach into producing the sort of work you are looking for. I haven't been making bonsai pots all that long - maybe 15 months or so. I am still learning what you want, what sorts of surfaces, textures and personalities you want your pots to have - along with the more technical aspects required of bonsai pots. I would prefer to feel comfortable posting images of my pots for constructive criticism rather than feel I will be labelled as 60 + (wrong), and a maker of spoons and clay faces (also wrong!!!)
Whilst most of my pots to date have stopped at 33cm - 35cm due to kiln restraints, I have a new large kiln being sorted over the coming weeks so I will be able to do larger pieces. When it is firing I would like to post photos of my work for some critique, but if I thought I would keep copping that derogatory label, I wouldn't do so.

Rant over - Only my second post too!! They won't all be like this.
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Very interested when you get to bigger pots.. you are talented.. LOVE the 1st pot.. that on a larger scale would be AMAZING!
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Re: Bonsai pot vendor in melbourne

Post by Josh » September 2nd, 2016, 10:49 pm

Sir Theodore wrote:You sure it's only been 15 months making bonsai pots MadPotter. I'll take all three of those in your post!
Yeah 15 months would be about right. I sent mad potter a photo of this Lorraine Simpson pot.
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She never even saw the pot in person and yet produced this.
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Now if that's not quality Australian pots then bigger me.

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Post by cre8ivbonsai » September 3rd, 2016, 12:37 am

MadPotter wrote:When it is firing I would like to post photos of my work for some critique
Mad potter get em up here! Big or small! We love seeing what you amazing potters are producing! Don't worry about the likes of Charliegreen who's ignorance is visible to all. You'll find supporters, just know that everyone's taste is different (especially us bonsai people) so enjoy what you do, show it off and someone will like it enough to buy it, but loads will respect you for creating it!

Tony tosh glad you found marg she's got some nice pots too, lots of styles, I think you'll need to show us some better photos of your new acquisitions!

Josh that's a nice interpretation, not a copy it definitely some of the potters own personality and decisions in there. I like that the sides are more curved than the original.
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