Donkey, You might have a partner there. In our club we have a mother son pair. The son does bonsai and the mother creates the accents for his trees. They can talk bonsai because of this.
The mom even arranged a whole project for the club with a potter. We all made multiple accent pots at one meeting. It was FUN. The potter took them home, put stain on them, and fired them for us. The next meeting we all potted them with a variety of accent plants. These were sold at our show to raise scholarship money to send a member to convention.