Sunday, August 1, 2010

new pot for hawthorn #2

The hawthorn was in an ordinary cheap Chinese pot. I have just planted it into this most interesting pot by Matheusz Grobelny from Poland.

18 comments:

Marija Hajdic said...

Fantastic! Exceptional!
We have one new Olea sylvestis with very similar movement and character ... yesterday we were making virtuals for it, with these pots

Nik Rozman said...

Why?
The previous pot was so much better.

Nik

tim said...

the old pot to me was "old fashioned" i would love these pots to replace some of my standard pots

Nelson said...

Interesting and strange at the same time.

I like the pot and I like the tree, but as the pot has a rough surface and almost the same colour of the tree itself, at the first sight it seems that you chopped a branch from a bigger tree which now is "standing alone" on a table.

In my opinion also the nebari looses a bit as there is no contrast and as it melts with the pot.

Marius said...

Hello Walter,

the first time I saw these pots I overwhelmed by the making of these pots. I have never seen something like that and I love them.
But I thought: Its not easy to find a tree which fits to one of these extraordinary pots but then you posted your new hawthorn composition and I simply was stunned.
I always loved your hawthorn but at the same time I hated this simple old pot but this composition is simply wonderful in my eyes. Worldclass!

greets Marius

Mark said...

I have to agree with Nelson, the pot should be understated, it takes away from the tree. Where does the pot end and the tree begin? Also I think Chinese pots get a raw deal. Some of them look every bit as good as Japanese pots. Because China make them for low cost people discard them.

Anonymous said...

Terrific combination. I love it !

Stavros said...

Bonsai is an art form, and as such should be approached. This pot is different; does it matter if we like it or not?? It makes us think about the combination of tree-pot, we take great notice of it....That's the idea. You cannot pass by this tree without noticing it!!

Don McCarthy said...

Its interesting how unusual pots are very polarising. I love the pot and the hawthorn in it looks very pleasing to me.

Anonymous said...

not your ordinary hawthorn in a not so ordinary pot...perfect harmony, however i dont like the pot too much, i do love the roughness about it, it stresses out the character of the tree and its dramatic bark and age. That is what i like most about it

Andrija Zokic said...

This is like fresh air. New era in bonsai pottery is starting. Only rule in choosing pot for tree is harmony. Maybe some people don't see harmony in this because they are afraid of changes. It has shocked me too, but in positive sense.

Sebastijan Sandev said...

This is just outstanding!!!
Fantastic pot and equisite tree.
Fantastic combination!!! Exceptional!

Anonymous said...

One must see this comination live. Its just great.
After a long way this tree found his home.
Martin Sturm

Miha Oberstar said...

it's either you like it or hate it. I just don't like it.

Tom said...

I cannot say one opinion on this. One day I wake up as a bonsaist, one day as a potter, one day as a bonsai potter... One day I like to make some classic shape pot, the other day something like this.

I like the pot, I like the tree, I like the composition. I´m not sure, if I judge it as a bonsaist...
But it took my attention, that´s it :-), or not? :-D

Pawel Piekarczyk said...

Hi everybody.I have to write something. Last year I looked for alternative pottery in Europe. Every potter made bowls with beautiful glazes but shapes were only standard. I mean standard like Japanese pots. Also prices were terrible high. Then I decided to start learn pottery with knowledge from books and Internet. Unfortunately with no success. I red about wood-firing and interested in that because the effects with glazes in kilns for wood look more natural than synthetic. Glaze comes from ash during firing. So we can't expected exactly what we want. Also sometimes temperature over 1350 can change shapes of clay. But the potter must prepare everything perfectly before. A lot of wood, big kiln and few nights watching into fire can create such a good ceramic. Of course it's very short description:) SO one day I found Mateuszs website and contact with him. Then we confronted my concepts with his pottery skills and art. Our cooperation exist to this day and we have still a lot of new ideas how to create bonsai art more naturalistic. That's the short part of story about this brave step in "new era of bonsai pottery".
Greetings from Poland,
Pawel Piekarczyk

Peter C Barrow said...

Hello Walter.
The hawthorn and pot, make a wonderful marriage. Perhaps some people like to see a separation between pot and tree. Personally I like the harmony created with this tasteful combination. An artists choice..

Peter

Anonymous said...

Pot? What pot? I just see a tree on a crag.