Tuesday, August 3, 2010

wooden pot OK for spruce #57?

After 12 months the wooden pot for this spruce looks quite good. It now has patina and seems to have been collected somewhere in the mountains. As one can see I am fond of playing with new stuff. The old-fashioned way bonsai is done by and large bores me to death. First image as of summer 2006.

6 comments:

Don McCarthy said...

What sort of wood is it carved from, I assume its not treated in any way?

Walter Pall said...

Don,
oh well, ak I guess. And it was treated, but not by me. I will let it rot and after a couple of years treat it with woodhardener to stabilize it. Inside it has a thick cover with boat paint which I think is a good idea. Outside I want the wabisabi look though.
WP

Don McCarthy said...

I like the rot idea; I'll look forward to seeing fotos of it in a few years.

Ed said...

Inspiring all the way around! As all of your art is. The wood burl pot looks really nice weathered.

I work with some stone slabs for some lamp bases I make - I was wondering how many and how big of holes should I drill into the slabs to make them bases for Bonsai - is one enough or more better?

Walter Pall said...

Ed,
make a few holes if you can. Some of the flat rocks that I have have NO holes though.
WP

Ed said...

Thanks Walter, I love conifers and hope to grow some bonsai.