Monthly Archives: July 2012

Shohin Around My Garden

So I promised myself I’d post more trees up here on the blog and round and about the forums, so I’m not just branded as “that pot guy.” In case it’s not glaringly obvious from the pots I like, I’m … Continue reading

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Tofukuji, 1st or 2nd?

Here’s a Tofukuji pot that I picked up last month, and even after staring at it for a month, I’m at a loss as to whether it is a first or second generation. The glaze, patina, method of attachment for … Continue reading

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New up on the For Sale page, 7/24

A few new pots on the for sale page, 1st generation Heian Kozan, Owari-yaki, Ino Shukuho.

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A problem tree

So here’s a problem tree. As it stands, the style is alright, sort of windswept dealie. But with that great old twisted trunk, with the live veins swirling around as they do, I think it could be much better. Any … Continue reading

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A Quick Shot of a Kifu Shimpaku

After putting up a new bench in the garden today, I decided to grab this Shimpaku and take a couple of quick shots before some heavy pinching. The plan for the future is to reduce the total weight of the … Continue reading

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Tsukinowa Shousen

So, I promised an individual post on the 3 generations of the Tsukinowa line of bonsai potters, and we’ll start with the most recent. Tsukinowa Shousen was born in 1960. He truly embodies the spirit and skill of his Grandfather, … Continue reading

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Kutani Painters and Potters

So, I admit to a woeful ignorance of Kutani painters and potters. There are a few big names, like Kutani Chikusan, Kutani Shozan, and Kutani Yasokichi, that I recognize, but when a Kutani potter I’d never heard of popped up … Continue reading

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