Pots, but not Bonsai Pots.

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Pots, but not Bonsai Pots.

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:05 pm

Hello Folks,

I wanted to clarify my stand on Bonsai pots, from yesterday’s discussion with Fiona.

If someone produces a beautiful and harmonious pot, I would purchase it for display. This is the most sincere compliment I can pay a potter, purchase and display.

With the amount of time we spend on trees, I would want the tree to have a pot that serves it’s necessary function for growing, and is adequate enough to just disappear when the tree is on display.

Here are a few example of my coil built pottery pieces, and the tools I use.
These are called Egyptian Paste and are as high as 85 % sand.
Apologies Jim, the blue is cobalt, someone left me a few kilos when they went abroad and it’s an economical pigment for use in colouring bodies.

I am presently using one of my high sand bodies as a bonsai pot, works very nicely.
Enjoy.
Khaimraj

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The drawn design -


The result -


Green vase -


Blue Vase Gloss -


Vase stone type -


White vase - drawing by sister



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Re: Pots, but not Bonsai Pots.

Post  fiona on Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:21 pm

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:I wanted to clarify my stand on Bonsai pots, from yesterday’s discussion with Fiona.
Thank you for posting these lovely pots but I don't see how there was any sort of discussion with "me". You made a comment on an open thread and a couple of people commented back. I was but one of them.


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Post  GaryWood on Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:24 pm

K, very nice work with a difficult medium! Is it a commercial body or did you mix it and test temp?
Wood

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Re: Pots, but not Bonsai Pots.

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:39 pm

Hee hee Fiona,
I was going to dedicate this post to you Smile
Boy, you sure are hard to get to know scratch

Gary,

I took old formulas and improved them. The bodies are almost at stoneware hardness and don't leak water. Thus far, they are immune to soil as well.
When I don't add the soluble components, the sand body as a bowl [ 4 x 3 inches x 1/4 inch thick ] fired to maturity, took three drops on a concrete floor to chip and then break, from waist height.

I also retained the original temperatures of 010 to 08 orton small cones [ 900 to 983 deg.c ]
Okay enough boasting.
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Re: Pots, but not Bonsai Pots.

Post  fiona on Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:59 pm

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:Hee hee Fiona, I was going to dedicate this post to you Smile Boy, you sure are hard to get to know scratch
Ha ha. I shall take that as a compliment. Both bits. Wink

I'm a wumman - of course I'm awkward. Keep sweet talking and you'll get there.

But chocolate yields results way faster. flutter eyelashes flutter eyelashes flutter eyelashes flutter eyelashes flutter eyelashes

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Re: Pots, but not Bonsai Pots.

Post  Russell Coker on Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:24 pm

Khaimraj and Fiona sittin' in a tree...

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Post  Russell Coker on Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:29 pm

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:Boy, you sure are hard to get to know scratch

That's because she's an enigma. It's like trying to "know" the wind or rain.

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Post  fiona on Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:08 pm

Full quotations please Mr C.

I am riddle wrapped up in an enigma.

And actually, perhaps we'll forget the full quotation for your first little ditty. Wink

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Re: Pots, but not Bonsai Pots.

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:02 pm

Madam wants chocolates, madam gets chocolates - Internet Style

http://www.oldgold.co.nz/maya-high.htm

Try not to overdo.
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Re: Pots, but not Bonsai Pots.

Post  fiona on Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:16 pm

Ooooh you'll need to do much better than that. Milk or white chocolate only. Very Happy

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Post  Russell Coker on Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:49 pm

Playing hard to get??? You? REALLY??????????

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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:45 am

Russell Coker wrote:
Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:Boy, you sure are hard to get to know scratch

That's because she's an enigma. It's like trying to "know" the wind or rain.

I read it too quickly and thought it said enema.....and talk of wind too. affraid

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Re: Pots, but not Bonsai Pots.

Post  fiona on Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:53 am

You should always keep your friends close and your enemas closer, I always say.

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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:08 am

fiona wrote:You should always keep your friends close and your enemas closer, I always say.

When there is no enema within, the enemas outside cannot hurt you.




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