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Post  dick benbow on Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:40 pm

The good news is that it was made by a local potter that I collect. Sharon muth always made her initials to look like a craine. But she also dated each one. 40 years old!
The bad news is it looks like the day it was made. Obviously someone had plans for the pots that never happened and it was kept inside and never developed any paitna. What a shame!

Was curious here to find out if folks do like wise, buy a pot and store inside as opposed to allowing it to be exposed to the weather, and elements that cause age?

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Post  leatherback on Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:36 pm

Hm.. My pots are all stored indoors. Never thought about letting them sit outside in the dirt to be honest.

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Post  dick benbow on Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:26 am

Initially, I never gave much thought to age/patina until recently. My mentor, keeps his empty pots stored outside on shelves. I never gave it much thought until a recent visit to a club member who imports and trades in older japanese and chinese pots, and gave me quite the lesson in age and patina. So I'm planning this year to build something similar to my mentor's and get them ( not in the dirt) but exposed to the elements. Smile

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Post  Vlad on Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:56 am

It makes a lot of sence Dick. Thanks for sharing this point with us.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:57 pm


Was curious here to find out if folks do like wise, buy a pot and store inside as opposed to allowing it to be exposed to the weather, and elements that cause age?
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Back when I had one, I often overwintered newish pots in my compost pile.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:35 pm

Patina,

on stoneware pots or unglazed earthenware ?

Can one really have patina on a non-porous pot ?

Anyone - explanation - please ?
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Post  Bruce Winter on Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:15 pm

Oh sure. Try googling "patina on bonsai pots pictures" for starters.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:49 am

Thanks Bruce,'

I did, but still don't understand.
Don't you guys choose your pots by colour [ muted from firing for stoneware ] ?

I don't purchase glazed pots that are highly coloured or use glazes that not muted or mix them to be muted.
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Post  geoffm5eay on Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:58 am

I choose my pots to suit the tree it is for as much as I can. I keep them in a shed, and once in use they will start to show age.
I know a couple or bonsai nurseries, and they store pots mainly inside not out, although that is probably to do with security.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:49 pm

Geoff,

I have Yi Xing and non import blue glazed pots.
They grow fungus or other on the outside.
I chose my pots for their original colour and effect.
So for exhibition, they would be cleaned and mineral oil wiped.

Yi Xing colour / surface effect is already so beautiful and subtle, why alter?
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Post  dick benbow on Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:21 pm

One of the reasons I find to be interested in the patina of age is seeing a beautiful olde tree in a beautiful old pot. They compliment each other.

Interestingly, many of the Japanese nurseries that help prepare their clients entrees into major shows rent out aged pots to create the age balance of pot to tree.

Whats also interesting to me is the initial purchase of collectors in Japan of old Chinese pots. As China's economy has improved, those same pots are now being sold back to China with the struggling Japanese economy. meaning as i see it, that for those nations involved in penjing and bonsai's earliest creation,the appreciation of age
has not wavered...
But alas as i age, I do admitt that I don't necesarily appreciate the process...Smile...LOL

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