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Post  Roger Snipes on Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:43 am

I haven't posted anything for a while, so I thought I'd put up a few of my recent pots before I get too busy with repotting trees.

Light blue rectangle:


Slightly smaller light blue rectangle:


Large oval:


Unglazed rectangle:


Another unglazed rectangle:


Here's a few accent size pots:














Here are a couple more large ovals:




A couple of literati pots:




A couple more rectangles:





That's about it for now. As usual, comments are welcome.

Roger

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Here are a few recent pots

Post  manayama on Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:09 am

Roger,
I am new to this list and know nothing about bonsai just yet but I've been making pots for about 7 years now. (They say you don't really get ceramics for about 10 years)
So, with that disclaimer, your pots are lovely. I made one this afternoon which I have high hopes for. Am looking for an ez cube to photograph the pots.

Love the understated blue glaze. Thank You for posting the pictures.

Judy

What is literati?

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Post  Dale Cochoy on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:43 pm

Nice pots Roger.
The light blue with the dark clays are very nice!
D.

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Post  Dustin Mann on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:50 pm

What are the measurments on the light green large ovals. I would buy one if large enough. The word "LARGE" means different things to different people. For me it means like 23" or more. For many people, they say Oh I don't make anything that large-too difficult. So when pinned down large means 17" to them. I am serious about buying. Also price range? Thank you. Dustin Mann

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Post  Rob Addonizio on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:49 pm

Very nice pieces Roger. Thanks for sharing them here Very Happy

May I ask are these cone 6 reduction?

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Post  Roger Snipes on Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:04 am

Hi Judy,

Thanks. Literati is a style of bonsai that is gennerally tall, slender, and rugged looking with sparse foliage. They are usually potted in somewhat primitive nanban style round pots.

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Post  Roger Snipes on Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:06 am

Thanks Dale and Rob.

Rob, these pots are cone 6 oxidation.

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Post  Roger Snipes on Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:12 am

Hi Dustin,

You are right, large is relative, and as you note, the difficulty factor goes up rapidly the larger the pot gets. These large ovals are about 17" wide, which I gather is smaller than you are looking for. Unfortunately due to the size limitations of my kiln I can't fire a pot that would end up being 23" wide. Around 20" is about as big as I could make.

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Post  manayama on Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:13 am

Thanks, Roger, for the explanation.

I saw something on youtube where an asian potter used a cut out slab fired under the large low pots to help with slumping.
I thought it was very clever. Notched away for the feet. (I think it was a kiln shelf material he cut himself) For really
large sizes I bet this would make a difference.

Judy

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Post  kitoi on Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:52 pm

Nice sampling of pots! The literati ones are great!

I saw that youtube video, since then I've been making a similar support from the clay when I create the feet on large diameter pots.

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Post  Roger Snipes on Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:03 pm

Thanks Kitoi. I'll have to take a look at that Youtube video. I have been using thin strips of clay under the pot to prevent excessive sagging of the bottoms on the larger pots.

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Post  gman on Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:55 pm

Hi Roger,
Some great looking pots. Maybe one day I'll have a tree deserving of such a pot.
Cheers Graham

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Post  Roger Snipes on Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:35 pm

Thanks Graham. I think you must have a tree or two that are about ready for a nice pot.

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Post  peter krebs on Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:48 pm

Hi Roger,

beautiful pots have you taken out of your kiln. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
This type of pots are very popular in Germany.

Best regards
Peter

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Post  Roger Snipes on Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:25 pm

Hi Peter,

Thanks for the kind words.

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Post  Dan Barton on Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:20 pm

Beautifully muted glazes Roger and looking to be very tactile. Love 'em!

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Post  Klaudia & Martin on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:42 pm

Hello Roger

I like your pots especially the ones with the edges shining trough the glaze!

I saw something on youtube where an asian potter used a cut out slab fired under the large low pots to help with slumping.

I have seen that video some time ago...wanted to link it here but cant find it again.

But I have a IMO better solution. We experienced some slumping ourselfes in the beginning...trying to solve it with cut slab pieces or little supporting clayballs!
But good ideas are sometimes so simple and easy to be overseen.
We always have used some fine special "sand/gravel" for to avoid the sticking of the pots when glaze has dripped down or run down the feet.
One day while arranging the pots for the firing.....talking about how to avoid slumping.....Martin came up with the idea of heaping the "gravel" underneath the pots. That sounded a bit strange and to easy to work!
But...no try....no result...so we tryed that and it worked perfekt !

Facts to be said: I fire to 1220° C and can only fire pots to a 60 cm oval.

Kind regards
Klaudia





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Post  manayama on Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:02 am

Klaudia,
Thank you for that tip! I have an 18 inch gas kiln which I plan to learn to fire to make these pots.
It is really fast and I must learn to control it. In cm is that about 45 I think.

Cone 6 is the best they say for absorbtion.

Judy

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Post  Roger Snipes on Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:17 am

Thanks Dan. That's very perceptive, those glazes to have quite a nice feel.

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Post  Roger Snipes on Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:19 am

Thanks Klaudia.

That's a good idea, the little pile of sand to prevent sagging. I have been using thin strips of clay, but the sand pile looks even easier.

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Post  Stone Monkey on Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:34 am

Roger

Love your work thanks for showing.

Klaudia

Excellent idea to prevent sagging. I usually use balls of clay but will try out the sand pile when I next fire. I also use the very fine sand on the kin shelf so it is just a matter of putting extra on the kiln shelf in piles Very Happy

Regards to all

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Post  Dale Cochoy on Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:37 pm

I've used grog for this very same thing, and also on shelves. It is also excellent for leveling posts on those not-so-level shelves sometimes. I don't know HOW many grinding jobs I've saved myself in the last ten years using the grog. my original intention for it was as little ball bearings for large pots.
I've never been much of a fan of kiln wash but the grog is nice. Most of the time if you get a drip onto it you can just hit it with a screwdriver tip and off it pops.

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Post  Roger Snipes on Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:07 am

Thanks Andy.

I should try and post more, but I'm hard at spring repotting for the next few weeks.

Roger

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Post  Reiner Goebel on Tue May 18, 2010 6:47 am

My compliments, Roger. Those are very nice pots indeed.

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Post  Roger Snipes on Wed May 19, 2010 4:21 am

Thanks Reiner, glad you like them.

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