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Title: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on June 21, 2009, 01:18 PM
Here is a test of my posting ability here :D
A couple recent "Dry Riverbed Pots" about 8" across.
Dale

Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: MatsuBonsai on June 21, 2009, 01:33 PM
Dale,

Welcome to the Bonsai Study Group.  Can you share any information regarding these pots?

Looking forward to many more informative posts from you in the near future.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Heather Coste on June 22, 2009, 03:45 PM
Hi Dale. Just have to say, while I enjoy most of your pots, this thing with the bamboo rim really caught my attention. It's a small detail, but very well executed. In a world (bonsai) where small details can make or break a tree, this is just the kind of thing we don't see enough of. Very nice :)
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on June 22, 2009, 04:20 PM
Thanks guys.
Heather, I have been decorating pots with bamboo now since 2005.
Some are electric kiln fired and some are gas kiln fired.
 I use various methods: impressing, carving, building up with attachments. I'm working on two larger ones right now.
Here are a few done various ways but all decorated with bamboo, or, bamboo as I see it! :)

BTW, the first picture, the smaller bamboo wrapped log I made especially for Irene.

Heather, did you work for Rich on L.I.?  If so, what is the status of the nursery as of late?

Dale
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Heather Coste on June 22, 2009, 05:15 PM
I admit, I'm a little in love with that third one!

And yup, I did. He just never recovered from the loss after the fire. We ran a fundraiser, and he was trying to get it going again, but then the economy tanked, and that was pretty much it unfortunately.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on June 23, 2009, 10:26 PM
Heather,
I thought you might enjoy these.
This is a shot of a couple of drying pots in a new 3D series I'm doing of  bamboo pots. I have some great ideas coming in these for all styles of pots.
This is a newly developed med. brown clay I'm testing and these will be final fired unglazed with iron oxide highlites.
Dale
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on June 23, 2009, 11:34 PM
 ;D  Irene, these aren't done yet so not priced. I don't normally show unfinished pots, I just thought Heather might enjoy them.
These are sitting on 14" bats right now in the pic so you can get an idea., but will shrink about 10% overall before done.
There will be many more in various styles.
Lots of work in these....they won't be cheap! ;D

D.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Heather Coste on June 24, 2009, 08:21 AM
Oh, I *do* really like these, the one on the right the most. I can only imagine how much work went in to these.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on June 28, 2009, 07:36 PM
Here are a couple more bamboo pots that are slowly drying.
First is two views of a cascade.

Second is two views of a bamboo oval which also has bamboo feet. Quite a bit of time in this pot!

I'm not quite sure which, if any, of these I might finish with a glaze.
Dale
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Heather Coste on June 29, 2009, 08:13 AM
Oh, very cool. This is where I sit lamenting that I lived in Ohio for 8 years, and never knew about Wild Things.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: TimD on June 30, 2009, 09:05 PM
Those are amazing Dale. Really nice craftsmanship.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on July 02, 2009, 02:46 PM
Thanks guys ;D

More tricks on the way from this pony!

D.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: andrew on July 03, 2009, 09:40 PM
Irene is not alowd to get any more of Dale's pots until everyone else has a chance.   The dry riverbed medium  about how deep is it, and how much?  Thats a beatiful pot.     andy
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on July 03, 2009, 10:20 PM
Irene is not alowd to get any more of Dale's pots until everyone else has a chance.   The dry riverbed medium  about how deep is it, and how much?  Thats a beatiful pot.     andy

That pot is gone. I think only one left in first 4 is the last bamboo rim one? About 8" , but, packed away. I have some in the kiln right now similar to one you mentioned. Will look in a couple days.
Dale
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on July 05, 2009, 08:34 PM
Andrew,
Here is one I just took out of the kiln. Very similar to one you asked about.
10" wide and 2 5/8" tall.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Victrinia Ridgeway on July 07, 2009, 06:49 PM
Oh Dale... I think I am in love... and you know how I get when I'm in love.... I can't wait to see them finished.  :o

Just lovely.... truly.

Your friend,

Victrinia



Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Mike Page on July 20, 2009, 02:39 PM
Here's one of Dale's pots with a 32 inch tall quercus agrifolia. Dale made this pot to order. It is special!!

Mike
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: MatsuBonsai on July 21, 2009, 11:02 AM
Dale,

I asked in chat, and thought I would repeat here for all to see.  I would like to know more about the bamboo pots.  Are these leather hard or have they been fired?  Do you have any after pictures?


Much appreciated
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on July 21, 2009, 12:55 PM
They are made from a newly developed clay.
Pictures were taken after completion but leather hard.
The clay, and way I'll finish it, will come out looking about like the base clay of this pot which is from same clay.
D
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on July 22, 2009, 05:08 PM
A bamboo rectangle
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on September 22, 2009, 04:20 PM
They are fired.
Here are some finished color pics.
The first two pics of the oval are the truest colors.
Dale
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on September 22, 2009, 04:22 PM
some others
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on September 22, 2009, 04:24 PM
another
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Hotaction on September 27, 2009, 06:08 PM
Dale, I'm looking for a med. size round pot for this larch.  I like the drb banded quite a bit.  Also, the style of Mike Page's pot and also the first group. Any suggestion you think may work?  Sorry in advance for the crappy pic and we can move this conversation to PM if you like.  Thanks.

-Dave (the Orange fan, we met  in Rochester)
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on September 27, 2009, 07:09 PM
Hi Dave,
Thanks for looking....I knew someone must be?
Yes I remember you ( and wife), did she check out those orange boots at Dr. Marten yet??? :o

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/118955/c/12731.html (http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/118955/c/12731.html)

http://www.polyvore.com/drmartens_boots/shop?brand=Dr.martens&category_id=42 (http://www.polyvore.com/drmartens_boots/shop?brand=Dr.martens&category_id=42)



First we need to get your tree styled/wired. My suggestion is to shorten it to this point where you can work in a new top and wire out all the branches. Shortening it will make it look more powerful than the tall, lanky look.
Also, remove the rock.

A larch would look great in a rugged round pot and I do MANY. I'd recommend one without the band for your larch. Just my opinion but I could always do one with a more rugged band, in fact I have one drying right now which uses 3 clays.

Mikes BIG pot was a scaled-up version of this 10ish " pot that he liked and asked if i could make it bigger....a LOT bigger. Here it is in the original scale. They often look diferent when the width/depth/height are recalculated to fit different trees.
To make a custom pot I need INSIDE width and depth, and NO GUESSING, you have to measure!

Regards,
Dale
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Hotaction on September 28, 2009, 12:40 PM
Thanks for the insights, I'm not looking for a custom built pot at the moment.  I just really liked the looks of what you had at the show, and wanted to start on a collection.  The one you chose certainly suits my fancy, and the size sounds about right.  If you've got that one or anything similar, shoot me a p.m. with details.

Thanks Dave

p.s. the rock was just setting there because it had been really windy.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: ChrisM on December 23, 2009, 09:22 PM
dale, incredible work as always, one of these days i may just have a tree worthy of purchasing on for!!
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on January 06, 2010, 10:48 PM
Some more recent pots still on the drying tables.
 I snapped these this AM while taking some pics of some commissioned pots.
Many more ideas coming and in the works.
Dale

Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Don Blackmond on January 07, 2010, 07:59 AM
Dale the frog pot looks great.  I love it!
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: MatsuBonsai on January 07, 2010, 09:50 AM
Dale,

I really like the dragon pot.  What are the dimensions?
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on January 07, 2010, 10:15 AM
Thanks,
more motiffs to come.
That dragon pot shown is not high fired yet but will be ABOUT 10" x 5"- ish  when done I guess.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: bwaynef on January 07, 2010, 10:38 AM
The turtle pot really got me thinking.  As soon as I can find a tree to go in it, I have an idea...
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: bonsaikc on January 09, 2010, 01:57 PM
I don't know if I've said this before, Dale, but the closeup shots of your pots make me yearn for more income. The crispness of the lines, the attention to detail really impress. One of these days I will be purchasing some pots from you!

Chris
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on January 11, 2010, 07:44 PM
Thank you so much Chris,
I'm the least philosophical guy you'll ever meet. Especially for an artist working in a few different mediums. I don't normally get into this much with folks except at shows when they ask me questions, but, I work on EVERY pot like it is the only one I worked on that day. I pay as much , or more, detail to the bottoms as I do the tops as that is where I look at first when I'm looking at another potters pots. I've tried to develope the skills needed to build pots right without having to depend on  things like block sanding, etc. to make them nice and square, flat and straight. I sometimes spend WAY too long trimming a pot because I want it perfect. I use flawed pots for myself or give to friends. I RARELY sell a flawed pot unless I'm sure it will be safe and a buyer is ALWAYS aware it is a 2nd, but sometimes I think they are so nice that I can't bear to toss them and a safe, unseen- when -potted flaw, doesn't disturb me.  I've seen MANY flawed pots from folks wayyyyy more famous than me!
There are potters who whip through things quickly, especially Japanese potters ( IMHO) , and especially if their  items sell well at great prices. I'll never be 'famous' and so my pots will never command huge prices but I'll put them up against anyones for attention to details.  A BIG part of the game of pottery is HYPE, as it is in bonsai, suiseki and about any other art you can think of. Hype is EQUALLY important as quality, and in fact, possibly, no probably, MORE important. Just think about some famous artists and their work no matter what the medium. It's true with pots as with any other art, if someone 'famous' in a field says your stuff is good, then it is!.... Period!
I often think about the famous young artist several years ago that had ugly ( to me) big paintings selling for ridiculous prices. I'm talking 'buy a home' prices! Turned out he was having a group of young artists paint them and then he signed his name. I remember reading about Sylvester Stallone ( I think)  buying one and when he found that out he sold it. The artist, when asked about it said Great, now it will sell for even more because he owned it! That is a perfect example of hype!
I'm always AMAZED at prices on famous potters tea bowls that I see from Japan. I think the idea is to see how many flaws you can put in them to make them 'earthy'. I can never understand the impression of quality sometimes and do realize it is a function of hype. I call them "3 minute pots ( including trimming) ", others drool over them and lay out the cash. But, to me, a flaw is a flaw and sloppy is sloppy.

As an artist I can only do what I think is right and fair and artistic. I TRY not to worry about the opinions of folks who don't like my work, or me, but thats not always easy. It's sure true that you can't please everyone, but, so far, I seem to please more folks than not.

I used to have a tag on my signature that was a favorite line by a popular motorcycle artist/builder Jesse James who I admire. When I heard it it really hit home with me. His comment was:
" If it's not perfect....then it's just junk!"
I'm not quite that hard on myself, but, I think about it more often than you would realize.

Regards,
Dale

Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: John Hill on January 11, 2010, 08:04 PM
Nice Dale as usual!! Your pots just keep getting better! Just a sign of a great artist ;)

A Friend in bonsai
John
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: FlyBri on January 12, 2010, 04:50 PM
Gday Dale & Co!

It's great to see the way that your style is continually evolving! I can vouch for your attention to detail and the quality of your craftsmanship.

At the risk of cross-forum spamming, I'm attaching a photo of a River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) in a custom made Cochoy pot. The tree is looking a little the worse for wear, as it had been beset by caterpillars over the past week, but a prune and repot will fix things up. I love the pot, but at this stage am uncertain whether or not this tree will stay in it. If anybody is interested, the full story can be seen here (http://www.ausbonsai.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=104&t=449).

Thanks.

Fly.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on January 13, 2010, 12:03 PM
Looks like it's growing good in the "screwed" pot Fly.
So, caterpillars are competing with the Koala's for Euc leaves huh?
Our caterpillars here don't smell like cough drops when we smash them :D

D.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on January 18, 2010, 05:57 PM
a couple more drying...........
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on January 22, 2010, 08:07 PM
A couple newest things.
A large 17 1/2" oval and an 8" round bunjin
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: andrew on January 22, 2010, 08:24 PM
Dale
 
I really like the crater pot. It looks great.         andy
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on January 22, 2010, 08:45 PM
Thanks Andy
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: OhMyBonsai on February 02, 2010, 09:12 PM
Ah... You're Dale! Sorry, newbie here didn't know when someone mentioned you in another post. These are amazing!
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on March 04, 2010, 01:31 PM
Fly,
Since mid-summer there, any new pics of the  Euc?

BTW, I see "Pacific" is starting here in March on HBO. Will we see your name in credits?

D.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on April 01, 2011, 01:17 PM
I just noticed I hadn't posted here with pots for over a year!
So, here is a new shot I just got from Colin Lewis. It is an ALDER of his that I made a custom pot for about 2 years ago. The pot is 16" INSIDE across and about 4" deep inside as I recall. It is gray clay with dark green Oribe glaze.
Nice tree Colin!
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: bonsaiTom on April 22, 2011, 07:20 AM
STUNNING

Don't stop now. I just can't get enough of this.   ;)

big fan,
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on April 22, 2011, 01:41 PM
Tom,
Here are two from last weekend at the MidAtlantic symposium.

First is a large collected Larch by Karen H. in a large 'Dry Riverbed' pot by me.

Second is an American larch by Dave T. in a pot he had me make for it after it won best in show at MidA a few years ago. BTW, he bought the tree from me in 1999. it was displayed in the hotel lobby in a tokonoma made by Sean Smith.

D.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on April 22, 2011, 01:44 PM
Here is a shot of my booth at MidA last weekend. I couldn't get back far enough to get it all in. I lost the left side power wood carving tool display.
I was back-to-back with Meco Bonsai

d.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on July 18, 2011, 03:35 PM
I recently had a commission for a soft-cornered rectangle with drippy ash glaze. I made 4 of various sizes from 7 1/2" inside to 11 1/2" inside. All are similar with the same ash glaze with ash from my fireplace.



Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: John Kirby on July 22, 2011, 12:57 PM
You do beautiful work Dale. True artisan.  John
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on July 22, 2011, 01:31 PM
Thank you so much John.
I missed you at BCI/ABS Louisville?

Dale
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: John Kirby on July 22, 2011, 07:14 PM
Dale, missed you as well, family situation and work. All is well, I will be working the Denver ABS next year.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on July 23, 2011, 11:11 AM
Yes John, after I got set up I went in your room, no John. Later Doug Phillips setting up there.  Worked out  ok though, he and wife both bought pots from me :>)
I see you are in Denver. Haven't been there since ABS 97ish?
I SHOULD be at Denver, unless gas gets ridiculous again.

D.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: John Kirby on July 23, 2011, 06:52 PM
Dale, seriously let me know, I will be driving the F350 across and could pick up a trailer (or bring mine...) and share diesel. I get 15-17 mpg. John
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on July 24, 2011, 12:55 PM
You are a speaker and not flying? You must be getting a booth also?
I'll think about it. For me it's a 2 long day drive with an overnight in Kansas City area. 1,425 miles. My van gets about 14 mpg!! No more $4/gal trips out west.

Here's a pot to keep it legal :>)
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Larry Gockley on July 24, 2011, 07:09 PM
Your pots are incredible, Dale. I saw your booth at the 2008 ABS in San Antonio, but spent my budget on seminars and a huge mica pot I needed for a ficus, ( not from your booth). Will not make that mistake again if the opportunity arises. I too am not up for making a 1,000 plus mile trip.  Larry
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: John Kirby on July 24, 2011, 08:34 PM
Dale, Love the pot. Does it have a home? I am taking my workshop trees with me, 20 or so JBP ready for the workshop (lots of prep.....). Let me know, John
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on July 25, 2011, 12:54 PM
John,
Perhaps we could work it out. I'd certainly like to knock a bunch off my travel expenses.
We'll talk.
Is this area of Ohio much out of the way for your path from Rhode Island.  In going to Denver I found Rt.70 to be infinitely better than Rt. 80 across. did both ways, 80 costs more in tolls and takes longer although mileage is less.

Dale
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on April 12, 2012, 04:22 PM
Above in post #47 I showed some choices of pots I made for a commissioned job.
It went to a Denver customer who selected it at BCI Louisville, Ky and potted it up and sent me a pic of his Colorado Blue Spruce in it.
I'd like to get the contrast/color a bit better but my photo program won't allow me to do it on this one for some reason.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on April 12, 2012, 04:32 PM
Something a bit different, A large semi-cascade,
BAMBOO and SUN
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on April 12, 2012, 04:41 PM
A couple of my "DRY RIVERBED" pots, with some color added.

Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on April 12, 2012, 04:45 PM
A couple more DRB pots with color
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Chrisl on April 14, 2012, 12:31 PM
Really nice color and glaze on that last pot Dale!  Very nice!
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on April 14, 2012, 07:27 PM
Really nice color and glaze on that last pot Dale!  Very nice!

Thanks Chris.
That is an ash glaze made from ash from my fireplace.

D.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on May 22, 2013, 12:26 PM
Friends,
 I've been putting off making this announcement for a month now but the time has come. I have stopped vending at any bonsai functions. After doing the MidAtlantic Symposium and the Potomac Show this spring I decided to throw in the towel. MANY things led me to this decision, but, for now I'll just say that I can no longer handle the work involved. It is my intention to no longer load and unload a truck at a show or put up with vending.
 At some point this fall I will have a large sale to eliminate all present stock at a terrific discount. Stay tuned for that.
 I will still be making bonsai pots with some different marketing ideas. I won't be making all the tiny grass pots and shohin pots anymore . There are PLENTY of folks out there making grass pots. I am going to concentrate on making only pots as large as I possibly can anymore, so production numbers will be down due to kiln space. I'll only make enough small pots to fill around them on the shelves. Almost everything should be in the 14" to 20" sizes. Of course, as usual, I will be taking commissioned pot jobs.
 I will be concentrating on selling online, POSSIBLY some on eBay. From now on when I post pots online they will ALL be for sale, no hold-backs for shows. All pots will be shown with dimensions and a price. For sites where I cannot show prices, I will show dimensions and I can be contacted.
 Also, I am currently searching for a bonsai business vendor who does a lot of shows and would like to be the sole distributor for my pots. Since I won't have the expenses anymore I can work out a good commission deal! The vendor does need to be close enough that I can deliver them without the shipping costs.
 I will still be selling power wood carving tools for bonsai via mail order. I still have the best selection of these tools available in the USA.
 As a lot of you know I sold the vast majority of my bonsai collection last fall and I'm finding that I don't miss them! I hope this will work out in a similar way. I no longer enjoyed doing shows so I'm hoping I won't miss them.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Jay on May 22, 2013, 02:21 PM
Dale,
Made it back to Mid-Atlantic for the first time in many years... It was interesting to see the change since the last time I attended. I did very much enjoy seeing you again but totally understand you calling it for now. I have set up and sold at trade shows (not Bonsai) and understand the effort put out. I wish you luck in the new format you are taking your pottery and look forward to shopping on line with you, you are one of the US's premier Bonsai potters.
Best of luck and Good Health
Jay
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on May 23, 2013, 01:27 PM
Jay, thank you for the compliment.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on June 29, 2013, 01:52 PM
Some nice sized ovals and rounds drying. Probably won't get high fired now until early fall.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: bwaynef on June 30, 2013, 03:38 PM
Does it take that long to slowly/thoroughly dry, or are you just "batching" your firings now?
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on June 30, 2013, 03:50 PM
I have always sort of batched firings, but, in a week and a half I'm having surgery on my right shoulder to repair ( hopefully) a broken bone and torn ligaments from when i fell out of a tree last year. They say 2 months in a sling, then we'll see after that. So, I'm trying to get as many larger pots made as i can before the surgery as I don't know about flipping or firing anything for the rest of the summer. I'm HOPING to get them bisque fired at least by surgery day.
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on July 31, 2013, 02:26 PM
Some shohin/grass pots attached to a wood-grained base.  My own wood ash glaze,
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on September 27, 2013, 03:41 PM
I will be at the Asheville, NC bonsai symposium Oct. 11-13 to ELIMINATE many boxes of bonsai pots still in my stock, plus all my new pots done since early May..
 If you are looking for a HUGE savings on a Dale pot, this is your chance. I will be having SERIOUS discounts on ALL pots in stock.
 Availability depends on whether you get there Friday or Sunday afternoon!

Here are the two pots that I posted a couple posts ago when they were trimmed. Fresh out of kiln yesterday!
Title: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on September 28, 2013, 04:27 PM
OOOps! Just realized the pot I was trimming a few posts ago was a 'ginkgo' pot, the one I just showed finished is a 'Japanese maple' pot with a rim.
Title: Re: Re: New here, Just a test post, some recent pots of mine.
Post by: Joshua Hanzman on September 30, 2013, 12:09 AM
Wow I cannot believe how stunning these pots are, they are the most beautiful pots I have ever seen, bar none... I understand if it's a trade secret but I'll ask anyways, what kind of process are the dry riverbed pots made with, is it the process or the clay that gives them that unique look?

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