New shohin pots....with a great BIG nod to Ben Ho

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New shohin pots....with a great BIG nod to Ben Ho

Post by Pat K » April 22nd, 2019, 11:32 am

I'm a bit excited by these and as the heading suggested they're shohin sized.

Cheers, Pat
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Re: New shohin pots....with a great BIG nod to Ben Ho

Post by Redsonic » April 22nd, 2019, 12:23 pm

Really nice Pat

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Post by Rory » April 22nd, 2019, 6:41 pm

Wow, lovely Pat.

I really like the 2nd one

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Post by Pat K » April 23rd, 2019, 7:59 am

Thanks Redsonic. This is a new technique for me... a bit of fun but maybe a bit busy for light-weight shohin.

And thanks to you too, Rory, mister ever dependable. You keep me sane :)

Cheers, Pat

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Re: New shohin pots....with a great BIG nod to Ben Ho

Post by tgward » April 23rd, 2019, 8:52 am

very nice --they seem to have a flat base--- do they have feet to assist drainage?

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Post by Pat K » April 23rd, 2019, 10:12 am

shohin feet.JPG
There you go tg
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Re: New shohin pots....with a great BIG nod to Ben Ho

Post by PotterBen » April 23rd, 2019, 11:23 am

Wow Pat,

I am glad to see you are learning new Tricks.
I know it sounds a bit like a fetish but i love what you have come up with, especially the feet.

For those who are interested, Pat saw some of my sculptural vase/pot and adapted the technique to make these bonsai pots.
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Post by melbrackstone » April 23rd, 2019, 12:15 pm

Oh, I'm glad tgward asked about the feet, because now you've shown us the base, I'm even more impressed Pat!

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Re: New shohin pots....with a great BIG nod to Ben Ho

Post by GavinG » April 23rd, 2019, 2:23 pm

Seriously feral Pat, well done. The challenge is to make a shohin with enough character and energy to live comfortably with the pot. I'll get back to you in twenty years or so...

Damn fine.

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Post by Pat K » April 23rd, 2019, 3:07 pm

Thanks Mel, when I first put them up I wondered whether I should include the feet.

And thanks to my dueling oppo, Gavin, who keeps me on my toes 8-)

And Ben. As you can see I took the cowards route, sacrificing art for a functional outcome. Don't let his kind words fool you, in a private message he all but suggested I was a philistine :shock:
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Re: New shohin pots....with a great BIG nod to Ben Ho

Post by Marie Hewartson » April 23rd, 2019, 6:09 pm

Hi Pat,
Love your rugged look, glad to see you working in that direction again.
Will give you a call soon.
Cheers Marie

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Re: New shohin pots....with a great BIG nod to Ben Ho

Post by tgward » April 24th, 2019, 7:24 am

Pat K wrote:
shohin feet.JPG
There you go tg

thanks pat--looks interesting---my shelves are pine offcuts and have had a couple of casualties because of blocked drainage (and inattention)

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Re: New shohin pots....with a great BIG nod to Ben Ho

Post by Pat K » April 24th, 2019, 3:53 pm

Thanks Marie, I hope you're still making interesting pots.
Talk anytime, Pat

and, TGWard, thanks for the nudge,
Cheers, pk

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