Shohin pots

Shohin pots
Shohin pots

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Thanks to Graham Eagle for the metal  (all that remained of his original wheelbarrow).  This was a fun project and it has come in handy for moving pots around the garden.  Nice to have a wheelbarrow with a tire that never goes flat between uses.


    Mame bonsai pot - 7 x 4 x 3 cm


Sunday, August 28, 2011


Planted in a ball of moss it produces flowers annually. Its a favourite wildflower, found along moist seepages and streams in the mountains. I need to identify the cream coloured plant - anyone know?

For some, summer means rolling in the grass

 This is Morgan, on Wigeon Creek, north of  the Pitt River in British Columbia.


And it means growth, feeding, flowering, fruiting, wiring and pruning! 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

More recent work.

This Juniper is shown here two years ago after a year in training.  It was a collected  garden plant.its showing a lot of new growth here.  Recently I put it in a new pot of mine and changed its position to show off the trunk line and deadwood. I'll have photos of it for my next post.

A White Pine repotted into an unglazed pot of my design


...and there is a lot of it to do.  I repotted several trees for clients into my pots.  I'm also getting a lot of my own trees into their new pots.  Its always exciting to see the change in the image of a tree placed into a new pot that complements it. The bigger trees I've moved from their nursery pots and put into shallower wooden boxes.  Those that have been in training boxes for the last few years can now go into proper pots.  Some trees just need a different look. 

This Scots Pine has been worked on through part of the last two growing seasons and got a new pot last week.  Still needs a few years to develop and refine yet.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ready for glazing and firing

Part of the next kiln load almost ready to go.  I'll glaze some, stain others and leave some unglazed as well.
Also I'll be doing some test tiles of new glazes and glaze combinations. Its always exciting to see what the firing does to a new glaze - even to a familiar glaze - you just have to wait and see if your vision of the result is close or not to the finished result.  Sometimes its better, sometimes worse, but its always interesting!