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Post  Torca on Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:32 am

Hi everybody
I m new here from France
First of all , excuse my so poor english

I try to make my own pots because I have too much trees (not yet bonsais)

I should be happy to send you some ppictures, to get your opinion but I do not know ow to do?
please help me




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here are some others

Post  Torca on Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:01 pm

what do you think of those?








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Very good for a beginner

Post  vgarth on Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:29 am

Hi Torca,
I like your pots, especially the blue one and the red-brown that looks like paving stones or pebbles. It is unique. I'm not an expert, just a hobby potter. Has the blue one got feet? It's much easier to fire a pot without warping it if it has no feet, but all bonsai need good drainage, and it's better to add feet. When I have tried to add them with glue after firing, the glue always fails after about a year or so, from water. So the feet need to be fired on.
Keep on going, make more. You are doing very well if you are a beginner at this. Do you do other pottery? Have you had lessons? Cheers, Val Garth

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Thanks Val

Post  Torca on Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:48 pm

Hi Val and thank you for your opinion

those pot have feet, and big hole for draining and other small holes fore wiring (is that correct)

The blue one is coloured in the mass using two different colored "clays"

I have progressed and shall soon post new pictures of my new pots,

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the last ones

Post  Torca on Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:05 am

here are some of my last pots
Some have added feet, some other have d├ęcorations
What do you think about them
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Post  vgarth on Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:07 pm

Hi again Torca,
I like your pots. They are interesting. They look old, antique almost, which is very effective in bonsai. Are they ceramic, as I first thought? Or are they made from concrete, or cement? Looking closely, especially at the pale coloured one, I began to think it looked like it was made of cement. Very good, whatever they are made of. You will soon have all the pots you need . . .
cheers,
Val

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Post  Torca on Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:04 pm

Hi yes ure wright, they are made of concrete, some of them are coloured in the mass, some others are peinted with acrylic (I try to get the same result with concrete colourings without acrylic)

I still not have enought, I have got too much trees and even if I gave almost 3000 baby trees, i have still a lot of them, of different sizes, many grow in the soil and I ll have to breed them in a pot , (about 500) and mor are ever in plastic trays small one
none of them is ready to be called a bonsai, they are not finished
I have got them from mini yamdori (baby trees in a forest or on a highway rest area or a garde , bany means 2 leaves) or sewing them , I baugh seeds or got them on trees

and it worked

the problem is the time for repoting, so i do each sunday beetween november and march , I know that should only be done at sping, but it works well enough

that is just to explain that i really need a lot of pots

And as I have allways dream to be a sculptor...lol I do of may best


Ill try to send some pictures of my tree nursery, so u can understand
best regards

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Post  vgarth on Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:36 pm

Hi Torca, omg you do need a lot of pots! And a lot of time for repotting! Have you got carried away with your hobby, or are you building a business?
I hope you can make these pots quickly. If each one takes a long time, it'll be too hard.

I make ceramic pots, just as a hobby to go with my bonsai hobby. When I make them on the pottery wheel, they are fairly quick, although adding feet and tidying them up later takes time. But when I hand build, to get rectangles for example, it's very very time consuming and would not be worthwhile if I were selling. Cheap Chinese pots are very available here in Australia.

Are you using moulds? Shapes to pour the concree into? I guess you have to do it that way. Much success to you. Cheers, Val.

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Post  Torca on Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:02 pm

HEre are some new ones,
I now try to add some decorations






and here is why I need a lot of pots



and alot of others either in plastic pots or in the soil

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Post  ironhorse on Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:06 pm

If your trees turn out as well as your pots you will have a really impressive collection - please share your pot building techniques?

Dave

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