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Unique raku fired Bonsai pots

Post  KrisD on Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:51 pm

Good day everyone

I'm new to this forum so I will briefly introduce myself.
My passion for sculpting and ceramics brought me here.
This summer I met a friend from the UK who has a passion for Bonsai.
Seen my passion for ceramics and Raku, he witnessed a raku fire.
We discussed the relation of Bonsai and Raku (mainly its philosophy) and so on.

Back home I studied more about Raku and Bonsai and decided to give it a go.
I made a dozen Raku fired Bonsai pots (hand-made of course, all unique).

Selling is one thing, improving and developing another.
Anyway, if you're interested in the result, go to this webpage



http://www.fireproofed.be/

As I mentioned, I'm just as much interested in your opinion, tips or anything else as I am in selling.

Best regards
Kris Dekeijzer

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Re: Unique raku fired Bonsai pots

Post  JimLewis on Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:46 pm

Interesting pot. Just for your information, most or many of us might find the corners to be a bit too sharp, though some might like it for a specific tree. The drainage hole should be a bit larger, or there should be two of them -- or both.

The surface on the inside and outside shows cracks. Are those cosmetic or part of the design, or do they go through the walls of the pot? If so, there would eventually be a problem using the pot in very cold climates.

Thanks for showing.

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Re: Unique raku fired Bonsai pots

Post  leatherback on Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:24 pm

JimLewis wrote:The surface on the inside and outside shows cracks.  Are those cosmetic or part of the design, or do they go through the walls of the pot?  If so, there would eventually be a problem using the pot in very cold climates.  
Raku generally does not get hot enought to create pots suitable for frost I think

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Post  KrisD on Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:29 pm

No, the cracks do not get through the walls of the pot. It is just the thin glaze that has cracked due to the temperature shock.
They are taken out of the kiln when it reaches 1050°c (more or less) and put in a barrel with straw, wood shavings,... anything that burns quickly.
So, they are part of the design.

Thanks for the feedback anyway. It is useful and interesting.
Kris

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Re: Unique raku fired Bonsai pots

Post  Russell Coker on Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:18 pm



I like it, the sharpness doesn't bother me at all, nor do the cracks. The glaze is a soft and beautiful too. Cold isn't a factor for me so I can't help out there, but that one hole really is a problem... for drainage as well and trying the tree into the pot. Holes in the corners really are a must...

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Post  KrisD on Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:58 pm

Thanks Russel. I will take your advice (and that of others) concerning the drainage and wiring holes into account.
Kris

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Re: Unique raku fired Bonsai pots

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:33 am

The problem with raku firing, is not the heat to mature the body, but the thermal shock from taking the pot out of the kiln at 1050 deg.c and then the smoking process to develop the effects of raku.

Unless the clay body is of low thermal expansion, the normal result is a shattered body and often a porous body.
Later.
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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:34 am

Oh yes, the original raku bodies, use grog to block the cracks from passing through the entire body.
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I love it.

Post  tonykeywest on Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:58 am

I was browsing bonsai pots on the internet and this caught my eye. I know bonsai is all about ancient trees but I love modern sleek design and this pot is killer. A work of art.   Are you selling them by any chance.  -Tony

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Re: Unique raku fired Bonsai pots

Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:35 pm

tony & kris - direct selling via the forum is discouraged under the usage policies...
but kris did provide a link to the website in the initial post...

(i believe including a link in a signature to a post is acceptable)

beautiful work kris...
keep us posted as you develop your pots !!!

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Re: Unique raku fired Bonsai pots

Post  M. Frary on Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:34 pm

beer city snake wrote:tony & kris - direct selling via the forum is discouraged under the usage policies...
but kris did provide a link to the website in the initial post...

(i believe including a link in a signature to a post is acceptable)

beautiful work kris...
keep us posted as you develop your pots !!!
  You can't sell stuff here?

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Re: Unique raku fired Bonsai pots

Post  kevin stoeveken on Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:28 pm

it is frowned upon...

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