Finest bonsai pot I’ve ever seen

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I just acquired a pot by Roy Minarai that I think, for me, is the finest bonsai pot I’ve ever seen. It’s a mokko shape, 11.5 inches long. The layered glazes are stunning. Roy just keeps getting better...he told me he made this piece earlier this year. It’s in transit now, and I’m excited as hell to hold it in person! Maybe I’m a freak for getting so worked up over a pot...
 

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I just acquired a pot by Roy Minarai that I think, for me, is the finest bonsai pot I’ve ever seen. It’s a mokko shape, 11.5 inches long. The layered glazes are stunning. Roy just keeps getting better...he told me he made this piece earlier this year. It’s in transit now, and I’m excited as hell to hold it in person! Maybe I’m a freak for getting so worked up over a pot...
That’s a beautiful pot! Where are you able to purchase pots of that quality? <<<<I’m a newb.
 

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Yes, very cool. It does remind me of the ERIN pottery glazes, which can also have this lucious thick runoff
I just looked up Erin - beautiful handmade work! I’ve already spotted one I’m interested in...I think I’m going to end up building a collection of many more pots than I have trees to put in them. 😆
 

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That thing is certainly pretty dope. In terms of pottery I think America and those Czechs have the best stuff. I love an unnatural color that’s muddied up to an inoffensive level. Just my personal taste, but it seems like you might agree
 

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That thing is certainly pretty dope. In terms of pottery I think America and those Czechs have the best stuff. I love an unnatural color that’s muddied up to an inoffensive level. Just my personal taste, but it seems like you might agree
I agree 100%! I also love pieces where the glazes seem to ooze right out of the clay body.
 

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I think America and those Czechs
I heard some good things about Japanese ceramics too. Is this correct?

I know of great potters in several countries, each with their own style. In Sao Paulo there is a talented potter, but you need to like vibrant glazes. In France there is a potter doing great textures. A friend of mine makes excellent pots in the Netherlands. And in Germany people like Roman Husmann do quality work. ERIN is a personal favorite.

In other words, no I do not think USA and Tsjech republic stand out above the crowd when it comes to pottery.
 

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@leatherback Every country has incredible pieces. I just happen to notice that many times I compliment a pot it is from one of those 2 countries. Of course I see way more American pots than most other countries would so that’s maybe a bias. Just a matter of taste. I happen to think the best trees come from your neck of the woods. But again every country is producing great stuff. Just happen to notice Europe tickling my fancy with styling
 

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That is utterly fantastic!

It feels invigorating/fresh/“brisk”... por mi ojos.

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I feel the same way...I’ve never seen anything quite like it. It’s hard for me to imagine how a potter gets a kiln up to such amazing temperatures for days on end using wood.
 

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I just acquired a pot by Roy Minarai that I think, for me, is the finest bonsai pot I’ve ever seen. It’s a mokko shape, 11.5 inches long. The layered glazes are stunning. Roy just keeps getting better...he told me he made this piece earlier this year. It’s in transit now, and I’m excited as hell to hold it in person! Maybe I’m a freak for getting so worked up over a pot...
So much cool texture in that glaze. That pot is all about the glaze, great stuff.
 

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I just acquired a pot by Roy Minarai that I think, for me, is the finest bonsai pot I’ve ever seen. It’s a mokko shape, 11.5 inches long. The layered glazes are stunning. Roy just keeps getting better...he told me he made this piece earlier this year. It’s in transit now, and I’m excited as hell to hold it in person! Maybe I’m a freak for getting so worked up over a pot...
For both trees and pots, pictures don't do it justice.
 

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So true. Being able to see trees’ ramification, the texture of the trunk, even smell its scent - and to appreciate a pot’s luster and feel its weight...there’s nothing like experiencing it in person.
 

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