Getting all potted up.

East Van Bonsai

Bonsai pots complete a composition and compliment the overall design of a tree. Much more than merely a vessel for a plant, they are an art in themselves. With so many choices, shapes and colours one can get lost for hours looking at pots in a studio or online. I sure do.

This little 80 page booklet, Introduction To Bonsai Pots, is published by The American Bonsai Society. It has been a helpful tool in learning more about types of pots, how they’re made, where they come from and even has a gallery of chop marks to help identify a pots origins. Don’t judge this book by its cover. It’s available through


Finding anything from training pots to show quality pots has been a challenge for me here in Vancouver. There seems to be very few bonsai shops or local sources. Having pots shipped is an option…

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