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Post  Stone Monkey on Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:55 pm

Hi All

Good to see this forum is buzzing with fabulous pots and amazing new ideas and concepts as well as classic styles and influences.
I have been very busy over the past few weeks with getting ready for my next show this weekend. Here is a small sample of some of the pots that came from my kiln when I opened it on Sunday afternoon

One side of an altered wheel thrown pot about 12" across


The other side


Shohin about 4" across


Another view


A cracked surface Shohin about 4" across


A close up view of the cracks


A large wheel thrown altered pot approx 14" across


A nice shohin matt crackle approx 5" across


I glazed the bottom for a change Very Happy


A 6 x4" rope footed rectangle


A close up of the foot


And one in a matt crackle glaze


And the foot & glaze close up


There is always one happy accident. This one was a little too close the burners and the glaze ran more than usual, but I love it thumbs up


The glaze close up


Many thanks for looking and regards to all

Andy

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Post  kitoi on Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:15 am

Nice work! The last 4 are great!!

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Post  peter krebs on Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:15 am

Hi Andy,

All pots are beautifully once again, all eye-catchers. Laughing

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Post  landerloos on Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:36 am

Hi Andy,

nice pots my friend, I like the accident very much and the bottomglazed one aswell.
Hope to see you soon
Peter

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Post  Stone Monkey on Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:19 am

Hi Kitoi

Thanks looking and the kind comments Very Happy

Hi Peter K

Thankyou for you supportive comments. It is very much appreciated Embarassed

Hi Peter L

Thanks my friend. A little bird told me you may be at Burrs this year? Razz

Regards to you both

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Post  Rob Addonizio on Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:42 pm

Andy,
Nice development of style going on there mate!

That first set of pots is quite interesting with the carved out textural elements. You may be on to something! Wink

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Post  Robert Wallace on Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:20 am

Andy
Great to see some new work! Good stuff as always, I particularly like the rope footed rectangle Very Happy
Thanks for posting I am looking forward to seeing more
Rob

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Post  Stone Monkey on Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:04 am

Hi Rob

I saw some Japanese pots in a Tokoname catalouge and this is what inspired me to try out this carved area / eroded look. It looks a little contrived at the moment but I have some ideas to make it look a little more natural. I seem to be drawn even more to traditional japanese style bonsai ceramics at the moment. I got a couple of books on Japanese Bonsai pots and they are in a league of their own, IMHO Embarassed

Hi Robert

Thanks for the comments mate. I love making these rectangles and thought a rope style foot would go well with it. I have had a little rectangle phase the past few weeks. Probably as a result of a comment on another Bonsai Forum, not mentioning any names but it is no longer on line for some reason or other, suggesting that I was a one trick pony as I "only posted pictures of round pots as they were easy to make" Evil or Very Mad But I am not bitter Wink

All the best to you both

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Post  Klaudia & Martin on Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:11 pm

Hello Andy

You got some very nice glazes and my favourite pot is the footroped rectangle one!

Best regards
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Post  landerloos on Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:26 pm

Hi Andy, this one is actualy my favorite (There is always one happy accident. This one was a little too close the burners and the glaze ran more than usual, but I love it)

How big is it?

Peter

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Post  Treebeard on Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:31 pm

Hi Andy,

Very nice pots, I really like "A cracked surface Shohin about 4" across". The finish is wonderful.

(It was nice to meet you at the show, seems like an age ago now. Very Happy )

Chris.

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Post  Tony on Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:58 pm

Wow Andy... nice pots indeed. I love the cracklin' pots very much. affraid

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Post  Robert Wallace on Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:11 am

Hi Robert

Thanks for the comments mate. I love making these rectangles and thought a rope style foot would go well with it.

I think its a good combination!


I have had a little rectangle phase the past few weeks. Probably as a result of a comment on another Bonsai Forum, not mentioning any names but it is no longer on line for some reason or other, suggesting that I was a one trick pony as I "only posted pictures of round pots as they were easy to make" Evil or Very Mad But I am not bitter Wink

Rolling Eyes

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Post  Lee Kennedy on Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:35 am

Brilliant mate,the cracklin one has taken away my next question to you,the first one is also fantastic

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Post  Stone Monkey on Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:20 am

Hi Lee

Thanks mate. It was making your "Worm Eaten" Juniper pot that begged the question "Should I make more like this" perhaps it was that fact your pot I made was honoured as a Japanese and a Klika pot Embarassed definatley a compliment on both parts. I shall also be making some more "Rice Krispie" pots, snap, crackle and pot, geddit No I made some small shohin ones to make sure the technique was working well and I will employ this on some larger pots in the near future when I get a spare 5 mins

Hi Tony

Hopefully I will have some more with me at Burrs this year, many thanks for the compliments it means alot. Do you need an assistant in Denmark??? Shocked

Hi Chris

It was good to meet you at BoBB too. Thanks for the compliments. Have you ever thought of going to Burrs Bonsai Weekend, run by Mr Tickle. Definately worth a look and a superb weekend

Hi Peter

I have updated my website with the pot sizes so you can find all the information on there my friend

Hi Klaudia

Many thanks for the kind comments. I really enjoy making these pots but as they are hand built with no mould or former they do take a little longer to make than the other pots as I am sure your aware. I am toying with the idea of some very very surreal "Dali-esque" if I can use that word, style of feet. It will be love it or hate it and a little creepy too affraid

Again thanks to everyone for their comments, if I have missed anyone I apologise, and also a BIG thankyou to Mr IBC for getting this forum up again as it is such a good vehicle to show your wares, ooh err missus Embarassed

Regards to all

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Post  Tony on Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:11 am

Stone Monkey wrote:

Hi Tony

Hopefully I will have some more with me at Burrs this year, many thanks for the compliments it means alot. Do you need an assistant in Denmark??? Shocked

Hi Chris

It was good to meet you at BoBB too. Thanks for the compliments. Have you ever thought of going to Burrs Bonsai Weekend, run by Mr Tickle. Definately worth a look and a superb weekend

Andy

Hi Andy, if you can get a cheap flight to Copenhagen for the weekend of 11/12/13/14 September you are welcome mate. I fly from M/cr

Chris, great to 'see' you on this forum, I know how active you have been on BT. I have a couple of places left at Burrs check out www.bonsaischool.co.uk and see what all the fuss is about.

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Post  Stone Monkey on Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:38 am

Hi Tony

I will check out my diary dates and keep my fingers crossed Very Happy

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Re: From the Stone Monkey Kiln

Post  landerloos on Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:51 am

Did you check you dates yet Andy, I would be very pleased if you could make it.

bring along some pots ey Twisted Evil


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Post  darky on Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:25 am

G,day Andy I certainly enjoyed our visit last month. Would have enjoyed it more if these pots were there then. Wink
Also if I had listened to your instruction on how to get to Whitstable. Took a wrong turn ended up on the Isle of Sheppey Rolling Eyes .
Thanks for the time all the best Derek & Sue Laughing

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Post  Stone Monkey on Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:35 am

Hi Derek

Really good to meet you and Sue last month and thanks for taking the time to visit me on your busy schedule. Sorry that these pots were not fired when you came over just the luck of the draw I am afraid. I turst Sue and yourself had a safe journey home.

Isle of Sheppy, you don't want to be going there affraid

All the best from the UK and best wishes

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Post  Guest on Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:53 am

My favorite is the last pot. The hint of blue makes the pot.

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Post  Stone Monkey on Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:01 pm

This is one of my favorite pots too and your right the runny glaze with the hint of cloudy blue makes it

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Re: From the Stone Monkey Kiln

Post  Stone Monkey on Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:45 am

Here are a few more pieces that came out of the kiln this weekend gone.















While the kiln was firing I could not resist doing some raku firing also. Here is two side of a bottle that I fired





All pot sizes etc are on my website

Thanks for looking

All the best

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Re: From the Stone Monkey Kiln

Post  peter krebs on Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:43 pm

Hi Andy,

beautiful pots. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
The first and the second pot is my favorite.

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Post  Stone Monkey on Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:20 pm

Hi Peter

Thanks for the supportive comments Very Happy

Kind regards

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