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JRob

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Great Night - 3 new Pine Garden Pottery Pots
« on: September 13, 2011, 11:43 PM »
Tonight was our monthly club meeting. One of the older club members nows I have been collecting Max's pots and brought 3 in for  me to add to my collection. I am thrilled. This will bring my collection of to almost 20, all of different shapes, sizes and glazes. I am a happy man! Oh by the way the presentation was on the care and maintenance of shimpaku. It was a wonderful. we had a dozen new attendees that came for the first time because of seeing the club's display at the japanese festival this month.

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Re: Great Night - 3 new Pine Garden Pottery Pots
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 06:06 PM »
Max was a fine artist, and the first professional pot-maker with whom I placed an order for a specific pot to house a specific tree. He was also a thoughtful writer, and a good man in debate. I was sorry to see him retire, and then sorry to hear of his passing.

 

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Re: Great Night - 3 new Pine Garden Pottery Pots
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2011, 05:56 PM »
Not familiar with his work.

Any chance you can post some pics of your collection?
 

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Re: Great Night - 3 new Pine Garden Pottery Pots
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011, 09:11 PM »
I'll post some pic this weekend. Max Braverman was a trained as a biologist/zoologist and held a PhD. He spent a decade at the University of IL. After a year of pottery classes he left the scientific world and in 1971 he moved to Taos, NM and opened Ranchos de Taos Pottery (1971-1977). He was not yet involved with bonsai. He moved to rural NJ and in Hope he opened Delaware Pottery (1971-1986) and it was there that he was introduced to bonsai and began making bonsai pots. He moved to Arlington, WA just north of Seattle and open Pine Garden Pottery (1986-1998) and Nursery. He travelled and spent time in Asia - Japan, China and elsewhere. He was very interested in the glazes and it shows in his work. He was born on Sept 27, 1929 (NY) and died on Sept 24, 2004 (WA). From everything I've heard he was a wonderful individual. i love and appreciate the work he put into his pots. Examples of his work are on the net.

JRob