Khaimraj Seepersad on fri 9 nov 01
Hello to All ,
fear not there are many , very beautiful ,
asymmetrical bonsai pots as well.
There is a sense of proportion to bonsai
pots and you should just ask Paul Ringo
or Luis Fontanils [ both on the list and
old time bonsai hands to help out ].
Luis especially is know for being an
aggressive designer of cutting edge
While these guys are here , use their
From: Cindy Strnad
Date: 08 November 2001 22:43
Subject: Re: Bonsai pot competition
>Now, I can confess I've had visions of totally
>cool bonsai pots dancing in my head. I don't
>suppose that would do, though. I know you gotta
>have a subdued pot to complement the tree, a pot
>which will meet the trees needs regarding size,
>drainage, etc., but other than that, do these guys
>really want something original, or just more of
>the same, maybe with different decoration? Because
>all the bonsai pots I've been seeing on-line
>appear to belong to the same blood line. Much too
>precise for me. I'm a very asymmetrical person.
>What do you think?
>Earthen Vessels Pottery
>RR 1, Box 51
>Custer, SD 57730
Luis Fontanills on fri 9 nov 01
<asymmetrical bonsai pots as well. There is a sense of proportion to bonsai
pots and you should just ask Paul Ringo or Luis Fontanils [ both on the list
and old time bonsai hands to help out ]. Luis especially is know for being an
aggressive designer of cutting edge bonsai pots. While these guys are here ,
use their know-how. Khaimraj >>
Khaimraj,my old friend.
You, of course, are right in stating that asymmetrical pots are often useful
for some forms of bonsai. They may also be perfect for companion/accent
plants which are placed near the main bonsai as an aesthetic and/or symbolic
enhancer. Note that the NBF Bonsai Pot Competition clearly allows for accent
plants as well.
I have been a practitioner of bonsai for about 8 years now, and have studied
the function, form and symbolism of bonsai pots during this time alongside
that of bonsai. It is a complex horticultural art that one never stops
learning. The pot (or receptacle) is integral to the overall composition
that is bonsai. I have only over the last year been making bonsai/accent
With this said you are at a disadvantage when making a bonsai/accent pot
since you have admitted little knowledge in this field, but you may be at an
advantage to those who may be blinded by the traditional forms to the point
of stifled creativity - the "Nontraditional Pots" category may be just your
calling. I urge you and others to participate in this competition. A new
awareness of form/function awaits in the world of bonsai that will in turn
feedback to your other creative efforts.
To see the competition rules again:
Miami, Florida USA