The next one is a very contemporary design for a bonsai pot.
The pot is made with upper and lower 3D curved surfaces joined around the edges. The upper and lower surfaces meet at the drainage hole. The concept is to create a surface that is like a thick curved slab with the tree planted on a mound resting on, rather than in the pot, something like the picture below.
It is quite a departure in design but I'm pleased with the outcome and will no doubt now go on and make a larger one.
The break of the glaze on this one from cream to red brown goes really well with the texture. This one is another shohin at 190mm x 155mm x 53mm.
This last one was made the same way with a different profile and darker glaze. Pot size is 168mm x 130mm x 47mm.
I liked the outcome and made three more yesterday using the last of the 'Toast' clay that I was trialling. There were a couple more pots in the last firing and they'll be on the next post.