LotusBonsaiStudio

Miniature bonsai figurines, pottery and clay sculptures

Bordeaux, France · 414 Sales

LotusBonsaiStudio

Miniature bonsai figurines, pottery and clay sculptures

Bordeaux, France 414 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(70)

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Giang

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Handmade miniature bonsai figurines, pottery, ceramics, clay sculptures and bonsai and penjing compositions by French-Vietnamese artist Giang L.S Nguyen.

Support our sister companies on Etsy:

La Grange d'Art: www.lagrangedart.etsy.com
● Home of authentic vintage French bric-à-brac and objets d'art.

La Petite Galerie: www.lapetitegalerie.etsy.com
● Home of original drawings, one-of-a-kind paintings, limited edition prints and handmade cards by artist Garth.

The Closet Photographer: www.closetphotographer.etsy.com
● The Closet Photographer presents Underwater, Travel, Nature, Urban and Fine Art Photography and Prints by photomaker and scuba enthusiast Meliana Salim.

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Bonsai Mudman Figurine No 69, sculpture 10/2016
$28.37
Bonsai Pot No 66, sculpture 10/2016
$39.18
Bonsai Pot No 65, sculpture 10/2016
$50.20
Bonsai Pot No 64, sculpture 10/2016
$28.31
Bonsai Pot No 63, sculpture 10/2016
$28.31
Bonsai Pot No 61, sculpture 10/2016
$31.68
Bonsai mud figurine No 50, sculpture 10/2016
$51.58
Bonsai mud figurine No 54, sculpture 10/2016
$62.53
Bonsai Octopus pot No 52, sculpture 10/2016
$96.04
Bonsai mud figurine No 49, sculpture 10/2016
$51.52
Bonsai mud figurine No 53, sculpture 10/2016
$62.53
Bonsai mud figurine No 48, sculpture 10/2016
$28.37
Bonsai mud figurine No 47, sculpture 10/2016
$28.37
Bonsai mud figurine No 46, sculpture 10/2016
$50.53
Bonsai Mudman Figurine No 45, sculpture 10/2016
$28.37
Bonsai Mudman Figurine No 44, sculpture 10/2016
$19.56
Bonsai Pot No 42, sculpture 09/2015
$27.38
bonsai Kingfisher Pot No 40, sculpture 10/2016
$36.10
bonsai Goldfish Pot No 41, sculpture 04/2016
$31.47
Neofinetia Orchid Pot No 7, sculpture 10/2016
$39.18
Neofinetia Orchid Pot No 5, sculpture 10/2016
$39.18
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(70)
hoechuah

hoechuah on Nov 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The expression of this mudman is life-like. This hand crafted piece even has very faint finger prints on the white robe, which could only be found in old handmade Cantonese mudman.

hoechuah

hoechuah on Nov 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A very beautiful pot with detailed sculptured octopus. I like the artwork very much.

Adrienne Classen

Adrienne Classen on Nov 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are SO beautiful and well made!! Thanks!

Adrienne Classen

Adrienne Classen on Nov 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are SO beautiful and well made!! Thanks!

File-A-Scene

File-A-Scene on Oct 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is really beautiful, intricate work. The detail is amazing. I am very happy with my purchase and expect that I'll be back for more. Thank you.

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About

Handmade miniature bonsai clay figurines, pottery, sculptures and bonsai & penjing compositions.

Heir to a tradition of Penjing and trained as an aquaculture engineer, Giang has been specializing in training Bonsai techniques from seedlings, cuttings, layering to grafting for more than 22 years in France.

Currently, Giang is focusing on his main activity of creating unglazed figures or mudmen bonsai figures, another art associated to Bonsai-penjing for over 1400 years. The figures are made in stoneware clay and baked between 1000 and 1250 °C. Each piece is unique and bears the seal of the author.

Giang's handmade clay figurines are exclusively sold on his Etsy shop www.lotusbonsaistudio.etsy.com for the time being.

Visit his official website at: www.lotus-bonsai.com

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    Handmade miniature bonsai clay figurines, pottery, sculptures and bonsai & penjing compositions by French-Vietnamese artist Lam Son Giang Nguyen.

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Last updated on December 6, 2012
Bienvenue à Lotus Bonsai Studio - home of one-of-a-kind handmade Chinese bonsai clay figures and pottery, bonsai & penjing compositions, clay sculptures, Chinese stone seals and paintings by French-Vietnamese artist Lam Son Giang.

The Artist
Heir to a tradition of Penjing and trained as an aquaculture engineer, French-Vietnamese artist Lam Son Giang has been specializing in training Bonsai techniques from seedlings, cuttings, layering to grafting for more than 22 years in France.

Currently, Giang is focusing on his main activity of creating unglazed figures or mudmen bonsai figures, another art associated to Bonsai-penjing for over 1400 years. The figures are made in stoneware clay and baked between 1000°C and 1250°C.

The History
The ancient art of earthenware figures is always linked to that of pottery. With their ancestral know-how the ceramic artists of Shiwan, a small town in southern China, have been making expressive and realistic figurines since the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) to the present day by combining the techniques of sculpture and pottery.

The "Bonsai-penjing" clay figures, known as “mud men” or “mud figures” in the Western world, are from the literal translation of the Chinese “ni- ren, 泥-人” (mud-man). These are between 1 and 20 cm high. They are generally divided into three categories: popular characters (historical, mythical, religious, etc.), daily life (houses, bridges, boats, etc.) or animals (cranes, buffaloes, goats, etc.) They can be of glazed or unglazed earthenware.

The Meaning and Usage
These mud figures have been always present in the old Chinese Penjing tradition. Just like the arts of calligraphy, poetry and painting, the composition of Penjing allows the artist to send a message, to express an idea or a thought. (Read more: http://ofbonsai.org/artistic/pottery-artistic/bonsai-penjing-associated-art-history-of-mud-figure-or-‘ni-ren’-accent-figures)

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I accept payments using PayPal within 24 hours of order placement. If you would like to reserve an item, please feel free to contact me. I will hold the item for you for 48 hours.
Shipping
• International shipping may take between two to six weeks depending on location. Expedited shipping and/or insurance are available upon request. Please contact us for a quote.

• We ship from France to anywhere in the world using priority French La Poste service (no tracking and insurance to keep the shipping costs low). If you would prefer registered shipping, please contact us.

• All listed shipping costs are estimates. We will issue a refund for discrepancies of over Euro 2.00.

• We also offer combined shipping if you purchase more than one item. In general we offer 50% off the shipping cost of your second item. Please refer to individual shipping cost on each item for more information or contact us.

• All orders are shipped at least twice a week. Please notify us for urgent delivery in the cases of birthdays, anniversaries, etc. We're more than happy to make a special trip to the post office for you.

• We ship directly to confirmed PayPal addresses. If you would like us to ship to an alternative address, please contact us within 24 hours of ordering.

• International buyers are responsible for all customs fees, duties and import charges that may be incurred at the time of delivery.
Refunds and Exchanges
We strive hard to ensure all items are well-represented and "as is". Due to the fragile nature of my creations, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on all items. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us prior to ordering and we will try my best to put your mind at ease.

We always use secure and safe packaging on all items but we cannot not be held responsible for items lost, stolen or damaged during shipping. We offer registered shipping and insurance at extra costs if you are interested. Please contact us for more information.