Smoke, speaking of powder puffs, I think a powder puff (calliandra haematocephala) might look good in the pot. lol
What's a Donkey Bop? haha
Ross, thank you for the info! I was always curious as to why they didn't glaze the inside of the pots. I agree completely about the colors. I actually didn't make it for a bonsai pot so I could use it for my assignment (it's a college course), and thus didn't include drainage holes. However, I just liked how it came out, so I think I may use it. I ended up drilling holes a couple days ago.
Thanks for the input
I grew up in Sanger Cal., a suburb of Fresno. This is where Mama Yamaguchi grew the fabulous Awagi Pines I wrote about. One of my childhood heros was Milt Minter. He was a race car driver and famous all over the world. I raced motercycles with all of his nephews in grammer and high school.
The story of Donkey Bop is here
I guess the really important thing here is whether or not you plan on continuing to make pots and have access to a kiln to fire them in. If so you need to fire them, from what I understand from people in the business, at a minimum of cone 10 or you will not achieve the amount of hardness for the pot to survive winters outdoors. I envy anyone who has the opportunity to do this. There have been so many incidents of not being able to find the "Just Right" pot for a particular tree because it just does not exist, or-----if you do find the "Just Right" pot you cannot afford to buy it without mortgaging your home. Either way you should cultivate a relationship with the professor and learn beyond your class requirements.