Visiting Peter Krebs

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Visiting Peter Krebs

Post  Hans Vleugels on Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:52 am

Due to bad weather conditions early this year we had to postpone it a few times, but yesterday we finally managed to visit the studio of Peter Krebs with a small group. It was a long ride to Herborn, but I don't think anyone regretted this trip. It was a really wonderful experience. Peter Krebs is not just a potter, because this guy lives and breathes his passion for bonsai pots. And it shows clearly as he brings us his story...





He has now been in the making of bonsai pots for about thirty years, the first five years he did it purely as a hobby. But after many trying, and all learning from his own experience, he has developed into one of the most competent and most appreciated European potters. He is inspired by the art of Chinese pottery, and much of his work is also influenced by the Chinese. He does no longer has bonsai for himself, for all his time is going to comprehending the art of ceramics, and making wonderful pots.

His studio is not that big, but when you step inside, it is like a little boy walking into an amusement park. If you want to inspect all pots decently, you probably will loose a whole day. You can find so many pots over there which I would call absolute masterpieces. In any case I have never seen so many beautiful pots on such a small space. You just put down 1 fine pot, and your eyes are soon attracted to yet another beautiful pot. Have a look for yourself...









While we were treated with coffee and cake, Peter briefly told us some of his philosophy with photographs and drawings. He gave us miscellaneous tips and tricks for the enthusiast in choosing a suitable pot. Unfortunately our time was limited, so unfortunately we could not philosophize about the art of bonsai pots long enough. But it was a wonderful experience which I will not quickly forget. My respect for this man and his magnificent beautiful pots...

Some of his work:















More pictures of our visit on this web-album.

Now I know this is not the Oscar gala ceremony, but according to me this man should definitely receive a lifetime achievement award!

Well done Peter, and keep up the good work! Many thanks for showing us a glimpse in your world...

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Re: Visiting Peter Krebs

Post  Tony on Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:43 am

Hans you are your group were treated to a very special occasion and one which I am sure many members would loved to have been part of, thanks for sharing your photos ... and yes... Peter does get my vote for the Lifetime achievement award thumbs up

Tony

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Re: Visiting Peter Krebs

Post  Kev Bailey on Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:53 am

What a fantastic opportunity Hans. Thanks for posting these. They are delightful.

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Re: Visiting Peter Krebs

Post  peter krebs on Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:57 am

Hi guys,

thanks for the nice comments.

Also, I must say it was absolutely entertaining. Your great vitality has conjured up a nice atmosphere in my studio. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I hope I gave you a little infected by the virus pot, and I will stand for pot questions you may have.

Best regards
Peter

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Re: Visiting Peter Krebs

Post  Stone Monkey on Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:51 pm

Hans

You and your friends are very lucky people. I am very envious Wink

One day I will visit Peter in his studio. Until that day I can only dream Very Happy

Many thanks for showing the pictures, and I second Tony's vote.

Regards

Andy

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Visiting Peter Krebs

Post  manayama on Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:00 pm

Thank You for that Visual Feast of Bonsai Pots!
The picture of the young man with a very large
pot in his arms and lust in his eyes was priceless.

Judy

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