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Presentation => Bonsai Pot Discussion => Topic started by: JRob on July 18, 2010, 08:41 PM

Title: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: JRob on July 18, 2010, 08:41 PM
Good Evening All,

I have begun collecting pots by American potters. Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn are two of my favorites. I now own 9 by Braverman and 1 by Hagedorn. My two recent purchases came in the last month. A Braverman was bought at our club auction (The Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis) and Jim Doyle at Nature's Way graciously agreed to part with the Hagedorn from his personal collection when I visited him in PA. Max as many of you know died several years ago (Sept 2004 if I remember correctly) and all of Michael's ceramics were produced in his days pre Japan and his apprenticeship with Mr. Shinji Suzuki. I'd be interested in seeing photographs of pots from either of these two gentlemen and thought it might be an interesting thread. I'll have Shimsuki take pics of ours and post in a few days. Anyone else willing to share?

Regards,
JRob
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: rockm on July 19, 2010, 08:00 AM
Braverman is listed here, as are many other American bonsai potters:

http://www.gobbs.org/Potters.htm (http://www.gobbs.org/Potters.htm)

I find it very hard to limit myself to only one or two of them  :).
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: JRob on July 20, 2010, 01:03 PM
Rockm,

Sorry if my post mislead. I also have pots from the following American potters, Ross Adams, Jack Bacus, Jim Barrett, Kathy Boheme, Tom Dimig, Chuck Iker, Sara Rayner & Bob Harris (That I can recall off hand) but particularly am attracted to the pots of Hagedorn and Braverman. Shimsuki my son really likes Sara's pots.

JRob
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: GastroGnome on March 06, 2011, 12:55 AM
I'll be selling pots by some of these potters, Braverman, and Dimig, particularly, also pots by Eldon Leis, Jim Jenigan,Nick Lenz and Steve Jepson, if anyone's interested.  Just shoot me a
Message, if you're interested.  I'm also selling a bunch of Japanese pots.Bunzan, yozan, Heian Chikuzan, Suishoen, antique Chinese...
I don't want to sell these pots...damnit!! But I'm trying to begin funding a trip to Japan next year with Bill Valvanis, so if you're interested drop me a line!
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: akeppler on March 06, 2011, 01:59 AM
Gastrognome, I would be interested in seeing some pictures of the Japanese pots you have for sale. Is this something that is possible?
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: Jay on March 06, 2011, 06:02 AM
I'm with Al, I would be interested in hearing from you about these pots. Hope we can help you with the trip.
Jay
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: Dave Murphy on March 06, 2011, 08:00 AM
I'm interested, as well.

Dave
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: JRob on March 06, 2011, 08:37 AM
Count me in. Let us know what you've got.

JRob
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: Bonsai Study Group Admin on March 06, 2011, 08:43 AM
Feel free to post anything you've got to sell to the community here.


(Just don't contribute solely as a peddler, not that anyone in this thread has.)
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: akeppler on March 06, 2011, 12:31 PM
I have only one Hagedorn pot. It is not for sale. Wish I had bought more.

The pot is about 6 inches across and about 1.5 inches tall.
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: GastroGnome on March 09, 2011, 01:07 PM
Sure, everybody I'll post pics tonite.  Sorry for the delay, I thought my settings would pop me an email when anyone replied :-(  A lot of stuff sold already, you can see some of whats up on eBay now here:
http://shop.ebay.com/bell7298/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562 (http://shop.ebay.com/bell7298/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562)
I'll post some pics ASAP
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: GastroGnome on March 09, 2011, 10:45 PM
just PM if youre interested in any
1. Braverman
2. Dimig
3. Eldon Leis
4. Youzan
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: GastroGnome on March 09, 2011, 10:52 PM
1.  Syozan
2.  Ryagaku Marutsune(Tokonome)
3.  Hattori

Ill post more pics tommorrow.  Yamaaki, Senkoen, Shibakatsu, and others
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: bonsaimeister on March 10, 2011, 04:04 PM
Jeffrey,

Time permitting, I will have 3 Bravermans up on eBay next weekend. I'll post a link on this thread then. These are two of my favorite potters as well. Like you, I was part of Michael's study group for a while, so I'm even happier to own one of his larger works. The pot also reminds me of the previous owner who passed away a few years back.
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: MatsuBonsai on March 10, 2011, 09:16 PM
Could you post sizes as well?
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: GastroGnome on March 11, 2011, 09:34 PM
Sure John.
1.  Braverman 8 x 6 x 2.5
2.  Dimig 8 x 2.5
3.  Leis 10.25 x 2.25
4.   Yozan 5 x 4 x 1.6

1.  Syozan 4 x 2
2.  Ryagaku 5.4 x 1.5
3.  Hattori 4.75 x 3.75 x 1
Some Very Very nice Bravermans are available as well
Pictures can be found here.
https://picasaweb.google.com/kaedebonsai/Bravermans?authkey=Gv1sRgCKf6y5ebwNq3_gE#
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: MatsuBonsai on March 12, 2011, 07:36 PM
PM sent
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: bonsaimeister on March 22, 2011, 06:45 PM
Hi Jeffrey,

Well, I had time to put up two shohin Bravermans today, along with a few other goodies here:

http://shop.ebay.com/bonsaimeister/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686 (http://shop.ebay.com/bonsaimeister/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686)

I am still on the fence about a very unusual Braverman accent pot. Maybe I'll list that and some other makers next week.  :)

Best regards,
Josef
Title: Re: Max Braverman & Michael Hagedorn
Post by: GastroGnome on March 22, 2011, 11:10 PM
An update on the pots I have for sale here, on eBay, many of which are pictured here, some which are not.
I still want to go to Japan, but I feel I have to do my little bit to make help the bonsai community devastated by the recent disaster. I was heartbroken by the flyer Mr. Valvanis distributed, Consequently, 20% of the sale price of all pots will go to The Isao Imachi relief fund. 
Josef(Bonsaimeister, is doing contributing to the fund as well through the nice pots he's selling, bravo!).

I'll be listing more pots, some I really don't want to sell, in an effort to raise some money for Mr. Imachi.
Listings can be found here:
http://shop.ebay.com/bell7298/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562 (http://shop.ebay.com/bell7298/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562)