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At the bottom of the lake...

Post  peter krebs on Thu May 21, 2009 7:50 am

„Pot-object“

At the bottom of the lake is a little lonely, broken bonsai pot, small crabs play on it. An ideal hideaway.


4,6 x 4 x 1,3 inch

Again play small crabes


Diameter: 5 x 2 inch


5,2 x 5,2 x 0,8 inch


Diameter: 5 x 0,6 inch


13,2 x 11 x 3 inch


Crabs pot by Peter Krebs
Hand made, fired to ca. 1230° C

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  Heike_vG on Thu May 21, 2009 5:15 pm

Hello Peter,

it feels a bit strange to communicate in english with you, as we normally talk directly and in german... Wink

But as you have shown your beautiful pots with the little crabs on them, I want to ask you a question.
In a japanese book about bonsai pots (you know, the one that Stefan gave to me as a present I love you ) there were also photographs of japanese pots with crabs modelled upon them.
Do you know what the crab symbolizes in asia? I think it must have a traditional symbolic meaning, doesn't it?
Or did you just use it because of your own name?

Many greetings,

Heike

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  landerloos on Thu May 21, 2009 8:44 pm

If i´m not mistaken Japanese think of mountains when they see a crab!

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  rock on Fri May 22, 2009 8:44 pm

landerloos wrote:If i´m not mistaken Japanese think of mountains when they see a crab!

Peter

I know what i think of...dinner

Cool broken pot, has it really been thown in Lake?

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  peter krebs on Fri May 22, 2009 10:16 pm

Hi Peter,
I think this is not just a Japanese thing.

Hi Rock,
Daydreams are the most beautiful dreams.
This pot is an object and displays the transitoriness of things. The crack is specially manufactured and means "transitoriness". The crabs are the new life that arises in the old.

Dear Heike,

I do not believe that the crab in Japan or China is a great symbolic significance.
Nevertheless, you can see the crab on many everyday things of life.

Here is a small Chinese porcelain pot,





and a small Netsuke with crab of wood.



The crab has lent me his name, so he gets me in a place of honour. Laughing

Best regards
Peter

p.s. Heike van Gunst, my fairy godmother to me, together with Stefan Ulrich my articles for the IBC translated into English

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  rock on Sat May 23, 2009 3:03 am

peter krebs wrote:Hi Peter,

...This pot is an object and displays the transitoriness of things. The crack is specially manufactured and means "transitoriness". ...

Best regards
Peter

Peter you are the best salesman I've ever known.... well done!!

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  Heike_vG on Sat May 23, 2009 6:57 pm

Hello Peter,

thank you very much for explaining about the crab's meaning in asia. Maybe they like it there because it tasts good and looks funny.
The pot with the crab painted on it is very nice!
I think I might have seen the netsuke crab before... Wink

Many greetings, I'm still busy with the translations,

Heike

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  Stone Monkey on Tue May 26, 2009 12:16 pm

Hi Peter

I really like the "broken" pot you posted, I saw your "Dragon" pot with the three dragons years ago and again there is a similar break in the pot. As a potter myself I have not yet summoned the courage to "break" the pot and use this in the overall design of the ware. Perhaps, personally, I find it strange to break the perfectly thrown shape once the pot has been made. It shows though that in the two pots that I have you have created that the "Break" in the pot forms a beautiful and essential part of the image that you are creating. Perhaps one day I will find the courage to do this.

Again thanks for sharing you work and thoughts.

Regards

Andy

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Post  landerloos on Tue May 26, 2009 12:49 pm

Stone Monkey wrote:Hi Peter

I really like the "broken" pot you posted, I saw your "Dragon" pot with the three dragons years ago and again there is a similar break in the pot. As a potter myself I have not yet summoned the courage to "break" the pot and use this in the overall design of the ware. Perhaps, personally, I find it strange to break the perfectly thrown shape once the pot has been made. It shows though that in the two pots that I have you have created that the "Break" in the pot forms a beautiful and essential part of the image that you are creating. Perhaps one day I will find the courage to do this.

Again thanks for sharing you work and thoughts.

Regards

Andy

Common Andy,

just do it Wink

Kind regards from Denmark
Peter

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  peter krebs on Tue May 26, 2009 5:49 pm

Hi Andy,
Hi Peter

Thanks for your reply.

Andy!
All potter are a little bit crazy, and so they pottery sometimes things are not normal. thumbs up

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Peter

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  landerloos on Wed May 27, 2009 7:27 am

peter krebs wrote:Hi Andy,
Hi Peter

Thanks for your reply.

Andy!
All potter are a little bit crazy, and so they pottery sometimes things are not normal.

Best regards
Peter

Hi Peter,

tell me about it, i now a few potters Wink
But are they more crazy and the rest of the bonsaiscene, no dont think so. ( I myself is a litlle crazy aswell)

I did see one of your dragon pots years ago in the shop of Marc Noelanders, I wanted to buy it but my wallet was not big enough.
I do have 1 pot from the krebs, the collection you made together with Marc Noelanders.
Its never been used, I take out to look at it once in a while.

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Peter

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  peter krebs on Wed May 27, 2009 3:59 pm

Hi Peter,

thank you for the nice text.
Yes, there were then 1996 +1997 +1998 +1999 +2000 pot one years limited to 50 pieces per:
They are now somewhere in the world. Laughing

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Peter

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  Rob Addonizio on Wed May 27, 2009 4:05 pm

Interesting cracked pot Peter. It serves to help 'push the envelope' so to speak, of what is being expressed in today's bonsai pottery.

I am not really sure I would pot up anything in it; its more of an art piece for me. Still, it is healthy to see good quality one of a kind bonsai pottery existing in a continuum of the traditional to the avant-garde and anywhere inbetween.

In other words, thanks for keeping things fresh! Cool

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Post  Stone Monkey on Thu May 28, 2009 8:12 am

Hi Peter and Peter

Yes we are all a little crazy but as the great Salvador Dali once said

"There is only one difference between a madman and me.
The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am crazy" thumbs up

May we continue to make "crazy pots" as they are so fantastic, beautiful and continue to push the boundaries out a little for both these wonderful art forms.

Regards

Andy

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  landerloos on Thu May 28, 2009 12:26 pm

Stone Monkey wrote:Hi Peter and Peter

Yes we are all a little crazy but as the great Salvador Dali once said

"There is only one difference between a madman and me.
The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am crazy" thumbs up

Regards

Andy

Hi Andy,

Salvador was no fool!!!

Hope to see you again soon
Peter

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  peter krebs on Thu May 28, 2009 7:36 pm

Hi Andy,

"I will do my very best"

So lovely can a plant looks in a turtle pot! Laughing



This photo has participated in a competition of BONSAI ART, Germany.
Photo: Ignatz Basile
Approved by Walter Pall

Best regards
Peter

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu May 28, 2009 9:50 pm

affraid Nice , er , umm, pots

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  Rob Addonizio on Thu May 28, 2009 10:10 pm

peter krebs wrote:
This photo has participated in a competition of BONSAI ART, Germany.
Photo: Ignatz Basile
Approved by Walter Pall

Best regards
Peter

Well now, look Peter, even Walter approves ! Shocked Rolling Eyes

The beauty of such a great composition, is one that knows no language barrier...

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  kitoi on Fri May 29, 2009 2:07 am

Now that's how you promote bonsai!! Cool

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  Bruce Winter on Sat May 30, 2009 10:47 pm

And yes the flowers are pointing in the proper direction. Can you blame them? Evil or Very Mad

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  peter krebs on Sun May 31, 2009 9:00 am

Hello pot lovers,

Thanks for the great participation.

This photo shows a good example of an excellent bonsai pot.
The gaze falls first on the plant, or bonsai, and then only on the pot.

Would it be vice versa, then the pot would be too dominant. Laughing

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Peter

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Re: At the bottom of the lake...

Post  Rob Addonizio on Sun May 31, 2009 6:34 pm

peter krebs wrote:.
The gaze falls first on the plant, or bonsai, and then only on the pot.

Speak for yourself sir... Shocked Laughing

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