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Presentation => Bonsai Pot Discussion => Topic started by: pjkatich on July 21, 2013, 05:46 PM

Title: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on July 21, 2013, 05:46 PM
Hello,

Here are a couple of photos of a new form that I have been working with.

A diamond shaped pot finished in one of my ash glazes.

Your thoughts please.

Cheers,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: Owen Reich on July 21, 2013, 08:44 PM
Slant style deciduous / broadleaf evergreen trees would look nice in it. 

Looks nice.  May look even better with narrower width feet.
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: bwaynef on July 21, 2013, 08:55 PM
How's a diamond shape any different than say... a square?

Beautiful pot.  I love the colors in the glaze!
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on July 22, 2013, 08:46 AM
Slant style deciduous / broadleaf evergreen trees would look nice in it. 

Looks nice.  May look even better with narrower width feet.

Thanks Owen,  I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Cheers,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on July 22, 2013, 08:49 AM
How's a diamond shape any different than say... a square?

Beautiful pot.  I love the colors in the glaze!

Hello Wayne,

I appreciate the positive feedback.

In regards to your question, it's all about the proportions.

Here is a photo of the bottom of the pot.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: bwaynef on July 22, 2013, 07:44 PM
I didn't mean to sound quite so sarcastic (hey, its a gift!).  I seriously did think it was much more square-shaped than the last picture reveals that it is.

I don't see many bonsai pots that are square, much less diamond shaped.  And I'll stand behind my earlier comment: I love that glaze!
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on July 23, 2013, 05:33 PM
I didn't mean to sound quite so sarcastic (hey, its a gift!).  I seriously did think it was much more square-shaped than the last picture reveals that it is.

I don't see many bonsai pots that are square, much less diamond shaped.  And I'll stand behind my earlier comment: I love that glaze!

It was a legitimate question. 

My description of "diamond shaped" was a bit vague.

I appreciate the positive feedback on the Glaze.  That is one of my ash based glazes that is called Patina green.

Here are a few more photos of this glaze for your viewing pleasure.

Regards,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: Dirk on July 23, 2013, 06:52 PM
You're last picture, is that an oval dish?
What sizes does it come in.?
I too lkke the color/glaze very much.

Dirk
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on July 24, 2013, 07:35 AM
You're last picture, is that an oval dish?
What sizes does it come in.?
I too lkke the color/glaze very much.

Dirk

Hello Dirk,

Yes, the last photo is an oval pot that measures 18" x 15" x 4".

Thanks for the positive feedback.

Cheers,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: Judy on July 24, 2013, 08:34 AM
Love this coloring, and the pots..., I have a tree that would look great in the last one, but would need a bit larger. Possible?
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on July 24, 2013, 01:53 PM
Love this coloring, and the pots

Thanks Judy, your feedback is appreciated very much.

Have a great day.

Regards,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: Sorce on July 30, 2013, 07:19 AM
Love the glaze too.  My wonder is positioning, I guess it would have to be slanted to compliment the diamond.


Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on September 19, 2013, 08:02 PM
Any thoughts on the pot's finish?

It's a new glaze and I would appreciate your feedback.

Regards,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: Judy on September 19, 2013, 08:53 PM
Honestly?- the glaze doesn't do it for me.  Maybe if it was more brown based... Too pepto for me, but then again, I'm not a pink kinda girl.  I keep trying to figure out what plant would work in this color, maybe an azalea?
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: Owen Reich on September 19, 2013, 09:26 PM
Looks very much like a dessert  :).  This species, Osteomeles subrotunda could look good.  Darker could be an improvement. 
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: bwaynef on September 19, 2013, 10:04 PM
I too thought an azalea might do ok in that pot, but it'd have to be one that wasn't shown in-flower.  ...And darker would make it easier to find a tree this one would complement.
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: Dan W. on September 20, 2013, 01:14 AM
I Love the "patina green!" But I'm still deciding on the other... It would certainly have to be the right tree.

Do you do any sort of Patina White, or Patina Cream? Ans do you sell your pots?
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on September 20, 2013, 05:55 PM
Honestly?- the glaze doesn't do it for me.  Maybe if it was more brown based... Too pepto for me, but then again, I'm not a pink kinda girl.  I keep trying to figure out what plant would work in this color, maybe an azalea?

Thanks for the feedback Judy.

I have been testing some new base glaze formulas and one of the tests produced this pastel pink color.  I was very surprised to see this result when I open the kiln the first time.  Actually, I was expecting a green glaze.  Pink is a difficult color to produce in a high temperature firing.

I remixed and retested and the results were the same, so I decided to try it on this small pot.

You never know, it might come in handy one day.

Regards,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on September 20, 2013, 06:01 PM
Looks very much like a dessert  :).  This species, Osteomeles subrotunda could look good.  Darker could be an improvement. 

I appreciate you taking the time to comment Owen.

My first thoughts were that it would make a nice color for a kusamono pot.

Any thoughts along that lines?

Cheers,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on September 20, 2013, 06:03 PM
I too thought an azalea might do ok in that pot, but it'd have to be one that wasn't shown in-flower.  ...And darker would make it easier to find a tree this one would complement.

Thanks Wayne, your input is always welcome.

Regards,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on September 20, 2013, 06:05 PM
I Love the "patina green!" But I'm still deciding on the other... It would certainly have to be the right tree.

Do you do any sort of Patina White, or Patina Cream? Ans do you sell your pots?

I appreciate the compliment and the feedback Dan.

And the answer to all your questions is yes.

Regards,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on September 22, 2013, 04:42 PM
Here's another new glaze I've been working on.

Any thoughts on this one?

Cheers,
Paul

Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: Leo in NE Illinois on October 13, 2013, 01:17 AM
Here's another new glaze I've been working on.

Any thoughts on this one?

Cheers,
Paul


Lots of trees could work, first flash to my mind was a red chojubai flowering quince. Any of the crab apples, especially in fruit. if it were a shallow pot, one of the red or brightly colored in autumn japanese maples would work. Reds, purples and yellows would stand out against this glaze. It would also pick up and accent bluish tints to foliage. So a glaucus leaved tree, could be a stand out. Big Blue-Stem grass, and little Blue-stem would look good against this glaze. I like it.

A bit bright for the subtle trees, but perfect for the more gaudy.
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on October 17, 2013, 05:45 PM

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Lots of trees could work, first flash to my mind was a red chojubai flowering quince. Any of the crab apples, especially in fruit. if it were a shallow pot, one of the red or brightly colored in autumn japanese maples would work. Reds, purples and yellows would stand out against this glaze. It would also pick up and accent bluish tints to foliage. So a glaucus leaved tree, could be a stand out. Big Blue-Stem grass, and little Blue-stem would look good against this glaze. I like it.

A bit bright for the subtle trees, but perfect for the more gaudy.
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Thanks Leo, I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

You have some very good ideas on how to pair up this glaze with a suitable tree.

I have tested many cone 10, crackle glazes and this one is the best I have seen.

Cheers,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: Owen Reich on October 17, 2013, 11:27 PM
Looks great. 
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on October 18, 2013, 07:27 AM
Looks great. 

Thanks Owen, your feedback is always appreciated.

I hope your program was well received at the Carolina Bonsai Expo.

Have a great day.

Regards,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: Sorce on March 26, 2014, 07:16 AM
I like it.

A semi cascade Prunus Spinosa. Blackthorn. Sloe.

Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: pjkatich on March 29, 2014, 10:54 AM
I like it.

A semi cascade Prunus Spinosa. Blackthorn. Sloe.



Thanks for the feedback Sorce.

I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Regards,
Paul
Title: Re: Your thoughts please
Post by: Sorce on March 29, 2014, 06:42 PM
Im in the tile/decorating business. Grey is projected to be the number one color this year.

Maybe a larger market for that glaze than just here ;)

Im close to getting a kiln myself.....