Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bonsai Destroyer

Until now my bonsai trees had no natural enemies that couldn't be dealt with, but last Friday my family has got a new member who happens to be a perfect bonsai destroyer. Her name is Bella and this is her photo. She is an 8-month old cross between Labrador and Golden Retriever. I love her anyway!

Monday, December 03, 2007

My first hand-made bonsai pot

Last weekend, I finally got my first self-made bonsai pot. First picture shows a slab of clay flattened with a rolling pin. I used this slab to make the base of the pot. Second picture shows walls and legs of the pot cut from a similar slab. Third picture shows the pot before bisque firing. Fourth picture shows the pot after it has been bisque fired, painted with glaze and fired again to melt the glaze. I am not satisfied with the quality of this pot and my pottery skills have a long way to go, but at least this pot can house one of my bonsai trees!