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240516219 - slab built oval suiseki

240516219 - slab built oval suiseki

Regular price $150.00 CAD
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slab built suiseki

Outside Dimensions
Length ≒ 49 cm
Width ≒ 32 cm
Height ≒ 4 cm

Inside Dimensions
Length ≒ 47 cm
Width ≒ 30.5 cm
Height ≒ 2.5 cm

Clay: Stoneware

This pot s constructed by hand using flat clay slabs.  In this technique, I cut, shapes, and assembles individual slabs of clay to form the walls and base of the pot.  The slabs are typically scored, joined, and shaped to create the desired size and shape of the pot before being allowed to dry, fired in a kiln, and finished with glazes or surface treatments.

Slab-built bonsai pots offer a unique and versatile alternative to traditional wheel-thrown or hand-formed pots. The construction method allows for greater control over the shape, size, and design of the pot, enabling me to create angular, rectangular, oval, or other non-conventional forms that may not be easily achieved through other pottery techniques. The flat surfaces of slab-built pots also provide a canvas for decorative elements such as textures, carvings, or relief designs.

Handcrafted nature and individualized construction process, slab-built bonsai pots exhibit a rustic, organic charm that complements the natural beauty of bonsai trees. These pots may feature irregularities, asymmetry, or unique characteristics that add character and visual interest to your bonsai display.  The creative possibilities offered by slab building allowing me to experiment with different designs, styles, and finishes, creating distinctive and personalized pots that enhance the overall aesthetic for your bonsai.

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