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Post  Stone Monkey on Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:23 pm

This year's collector's pot from Stone Monkey Ceramics is entitled "The Tao of Bamboo" I was inspired by antique Chinese Pots that I saw from daily trips to the Victoria & Albert museum in London, just round the corner from where I do my day job.
As with last years collectors pot it will come in a bespoke handmade box with a silver Stone Monkey chop set in the lid. Here are a couple of taster pictures, more will follow prior to the release date of 01/10/09 see www.stonemonkeyceramics.co.uk for more details
This years pot has a little something extra as two of the bamboo leaves on each panel of the pot have been permanently fused and plated in 99.9% pure silver.





Many thanks for looking

Kind regards

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Post  Harleyrider on Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:42 pm

Very nice, Andy. I've just been to your website and seen last years. Also very nice. Pity it's gone. Sigh.
I've signed up for your newsletter and sent you an e-mail, so go check it out immediately!

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  Tony on Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:08 pm

Hi Andy... any chance of bringing the pot to Burrs for us all to see?

Looks really good, what are the dimentions?

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  Stone Monkey on Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:18 pm

Hi Tony

The size is approx 8 x 6 x 2.5" internally. As with last years pot it will be up for auction on my website from the 1st Oct to 1st Nov then the highest bid wins so hopefully it will be sold before Burrs, sorry Sad

I will have a chat with you at this years Burrs about having a "Burrs Pot" affraid

All the best

Andy


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Stone Monkeys Collector Pot 2009

Post  Dave Martin on Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:33 pm

That look a lovely pot. Congratulations on the effort and skill. i may have to see if there enough pennies in the jar to make a bid.........

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Post  Russell Coker on Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:00 am

OOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THAT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  peter krebs on Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:33 am

Hi Andy,

This pot can be distinguished from an ancient Chinese pot does not,
you're sure that it is not the original? Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  landerloos on Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:32 am

Very nice Andy, hope this one stays in Europe, so all of us can see on exhibit one day Very Happy

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  bonsai monkey on Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:54 am

Tony
I have been lucky enough to see this pot, at various stages, in the flesh and it is beautiful. I don't think that my penny jar will stretch to buy this little beauty.

Andy
I know that you had a few wobbles along the way mate but it's a fantastic pot and you should be really pround of your achievement Very Happy

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Post  Jeremy on Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:24 am

Hi Andy,
Thank you for posting.
What a fine peice of work.
Are you bring any pots to Burrs?
See you there.

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  Stone Monkey on Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:54 pm

I really look forward to making a releasing a collectors pot each year. Next years pot will hopefully be released a little earlier as I have been so behind with things in general this year Mad

Jeremy

Many thanks for your kind comments. Yes I will have all my avalaible stock at Burrs, see you there

Simon

Cheers matey Embarassed

Peter L

Would be nice if the pot stays in Europe, we shall see thumbs up

Peter K

Very kind words from a Master Potter, thankyou Embarassed

Russell & Dave

Thanks for the support

Regards to all

Andy


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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  john pitt on Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:02 pm

Nice work Andy,
see, I told you so, never give up, enjoy, and just keep experimenting.
congratulations on a beautiful piece of Art.

See you at Burrs,
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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  Stone Monkey on Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:16 pm

John

Those 3 little words you said to me about 5 years ago are etched into my mind forever and have helped me out so much.
Thankyou for your kind words and see you at Burrs

All the best and wish you well

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  Dale Cochoy on Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:27 pm

That is a beautiful pot Andy! Nicely done and nice finish.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:57 pm

Ooh, I wanna see those silver leaves! Beautiful pot Andy.

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  Robert Wallace on Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:38 am

Andy,
WOW, I love it! I wish you did some shows here in the states, I am going to have to bit the bullet and have one shipped one of these days. I am not sure my teachers wages will cover that one... but way to raise the bar cheers
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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  Rob Addonizio on Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:07 am

Great pot Andy!

That silver glaze gives a beautiful effect on your reduction fired collection piece. Thanks for raising the bar!

Question now is, what will you do next year Razz Wink

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  Stone Monkey on Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:36 am

Dale

Thanks for your kind comments

Kev

I will post some more pictures soon, just waiting for the box to be finished and then I will post some pictures of the silver leaves in close up for you.

Robert

Thanks for the supportive comments, I must admit I did have a hard time with this pot. It was a bit of a love hate relationship for a while

Rob

I was in two minds about the silver on the pot. Its not silver glaze or lustre by the way. Lets just say that the silver in the pot is permanently fused 99.9% silver plating. That one will get you thinking Question As for next years pot, well I already have the wheels in motion and we will see what the result is in the future

Thanks for all your comments guys its really appreciated

All the best

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  Klaudia & Martin on Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:03 pm

Hello Andy

....you really did a fantastic job!
I must say I was a little skeptic...especially as you have told "the secret" before the start some time ago with Dale's bamboo-pots.
This pot is fine in every way....being a collectors item....you really balanced on that small grade of "showing more than usual" and "too much "......at least the silver tops it!!!!

Only a handfull of potters are "good enough" to release a collector's pot.......and you are one of them!

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  Stone Monkey on Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:11 pm

Hi Klaudia

Thankyou very very much for your kind words.

I shall get some more pictures up on this thread in the next few days as there is a little more to the pot than meets the eye, especially with the glazing as this is only one side of the story, or Tao of the pot. I have tried to tell a story with the glaze as it goes around the pot. I shall explain when I post the pictures. I am glad I decided to to the silver leaves, it was a long shot but I think that it has paid off and it complements the glaze and what I am trying to do.

Again thanks for the kind words

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  Stone Monkey on Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:24 pm

I was busy with my camera this evening as the box I had made for my collectors pot had been finished. The box is made from Malaysian Jelutong wood and finished with a silver Stone Monkey in the lid. The colour change in the glaze round the pot depicts the rising and and setting of the sun showing different aspects of the Bamboo with two of the leaves on each panel in the beautiful plated 99.9%silver. While this has been a difficult collectors pot for me this year I will be sad to see it go.































Many thanks for all your kind supportive comments and for looking at my work.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:17 pm

Well done Andy and thanks for all the excellent details posted. That's one helluva pot! I'd love to see it in person.

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Post  landerloos on Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:27 am

Woooow very good Andy, one of your nicest pot ever thumbs up

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  Stone Monkey on Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:48 am

Kev

Thanks mate. I think a few future collectors pot will have some "silver" on them. The gold is yet to come but is on the way Very Happy

Peter

Thanks my friend cheers

All the best

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Re: Stone Monkey Ceramics Collector's Pot 2009

Post  peter krebs on Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:57 pm

Hi Andy,

Ceramic and Gold is an adventure.
I worked 15 years ago with a goldsmith. We've decorated bonsai pots, with dragonflies and bats, bamboo leaves made of gold (750 alloy). That was an exciting work, because the pot have become very expensive.

I wish you a lot of fun with the gold work and am looking forward to your new pots.

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