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Shohin-Sized, Wood-Fired, Cascade Bonsai/Kusamono Pot

Shohin-Sized, Wood-Fired, Cascade Bonsai/Kusamono Pot

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: clay, stoneware, Ceramic, pottery, ash
  • Favorited by: 2 people
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Description

Upright, rustic shohin (small) bonsai pot. Hand-thrown shaped and carved in coarse, dark-brown stoneware. Shaped and sculpted while wet with a lighter clay slip to create an irregular squared shape and ridges and waves of contrasting texture and color. Unglazed but wood-fired* resulting in a surface that ranges from wheat to near black with rusty flashes and shiny ash accents.
The sides have a few bulges, probably the result of some small inclusion in the clay body expanding in the wood firing, that add to the rough character, but might be considered flaws in some eyes. There is also a small chunk of ash that dripped into the interior during firing, it could be ground smooth if it caused a concern.
Straight sides, thrown round but irregularly squared, widen subtly the top. Four hand-carved, rough-hewn, right-angled inset feet.
One central drainage hole, four small anchor hole.
High-fired, solid, weatherproof.
Signed and dated.

4 3/4" tall (irregular wabi-sabi shape results in uneven dimensions)

~4 1/8" deep

3 5/8" along the side (at rim)

~2" side at foot

Beautiful, natural pot, part of a loosely matched set of three, made with the inspiration and guidance of master potter Akira Satake. Suitable for showing a rugged shohin cascade.
The two other pots in this series are also listed.

**Wood firing not only uses wood to fuel the kiln, but the ash generated from the wood and flying through the kiln reacts with the clay while it is super heated coloring and glazing the pieces. It requires considerable extra work, time and expense. The result is unpredictable and dynamic, and depends on many variables like the clay, the climate, the type of wood, the texture, and the position in the kiln; much like the growth of a bonsai tree can only be controlled so much, and ultimately depends also on the wabi-sabi whims of nature. Because wood firing requires a special kiln and additional challenges and expenses, these wood-fired pots are of more limited availability and have a bit of a price-premium in relation to traditionally fired pots.**

Custom bonsai pots available.
Upright, rustic shohin (small) bonsai pot. Hand-thrown shaped and carved in coarse, dark-brown stoneware. Shaped and sculpted while wet with a lighter clay slip to create an irregular squared shape and ridges and waves of contrasting texture and color. Unglazed but wood-fired* resulting in a surface that ranges from wheat to near black with rusty flashes and shiny ash accents.
The sides have a few bulges, probably the result of some small inclusion in the clay body expanding in the wood firing, that add to the rough character, but might be considered flaws in some eyes. There is also a small chunk of ash that dripped into the interior during firing, it could be ground smooth if it caused a concern.
Straight sides, thrown round but irregularly squared, widen subtly the top. Four hand-carved, rough-hewn, right-angled inset feet.
One central drainage hole, four small anchor hole.
High-fired, solid, weatherproof.
Signed and dated.

4 3/4" tall (irregular wabi-sabi shape results in uneven dimensions)

~4 1/8" deep

3 5/8" along the side (at rim)

~2" side at foot

Beautiful, natural pot, part of a loosely matched set of three, made with the inspiration and guidance of master potter Akira Satake. Suitable for showing a rugged shohin cascade.
The two other pots in this series are also listed.

**Wood firing not only uses wood to fuel the kiln, but the ash generated from the wood and flying through the kiln reacts with the clay while it is super heated coloring and glazing the pieces. It requires considerable extra work, time and expense. The result is unpredictable and dynamic, and depends on many variables like the clay, the climate, the type of wood, the texture, and the position in the kiln; much like the growth of a bonsai tree can only be controlled so much, and ultimately depends also on the wabi-sabi whims of nature. Because wood firing requires a special kiln and additional challenges and expenses, these wood-fired pots are of more limited availability and have a bit of a price-premium in relation to traditionally fired pots.**

Custom bonsai pots available.

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