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Dale Cochoy
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« Reply #60 on: April 12, 2012, 03:45 PM »

A couple more DRB pots with color
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« Reply #61 on: April 14, 2012, 11:31 AM »

Really nice color and glaze on that last pot Dale!  Very nice!
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« Reply #62 on: April 14, 2012, 06:27 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.
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« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2013, 11:26 AM »

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.
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« Reply #64 on: May 22, 2013, 01:21 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
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Dale Cochoy
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« Reply #65 on: May 23, 2013, 12:27 PM »

Jay, thank you for the compliment.
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« Reply #66 on: June 29, 2013, 12:52 PM »

Some nice sized ovals and rounds drying. Probably won't get high fired now until early fall.
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« Reply #67 on: June 30, 2013, 02:38 PM »

Does it take that long to slowly/thoroughly dry, or are you just "batching" your firings now?
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Dale Cochoy
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« Reply #68 on: June 30, 2013, 02:50 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.
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Dale Cochoy
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« Reply #69 on: July 31, 2013, 01:26 PM »

Some shohin/grass pots attached to a wood-grained base.  My own wood ash glaze,
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Dale Cochoy
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« Reply #70 on: September 27, 2013, 02:41 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!
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Dale Cochoy
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« Reply #71 on: September 28, 2013, 03:27 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.
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« Reply #72 on: September 29, 2013, 11:09 PM »

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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