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Customer Bonsai in Iker Pots

Customer Bonsai in Iker Pots

I always enjoy getting pictures of customer trees in my pots (or anyone else's for that matter). I post the latest 20 or so here, with permission of the submitter.  Nice Tree from Robb in Mississippi in a cracked finish pot.  These two phot

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​Bonsai Pot Selection From a Different Perspective

​Bonsai Pot Selection From a Different Perspective

I am often asked for advice on which bonsai pot would go well with a particular tree. While I am always willing to assist with selection, I realize that my answers often seem vague to those asking. As a potter and artist I'd prefer that you own th

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Getting a Start in Ceramics

Getting a Start in Ceramics

Ceramics has been a decades long focus of my attention, interest, and need to make art. It is how I express myself, it is where I find diversion and peace. This is a little bit of my story and offers a few ideas for yours.Early man created pottery fo

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Privacy at Iker Bonsai Pots

Privacy at Iker Bonsai Pots

I take your privacy very personal.  Your information is to complete our transaction alone. My credit card processing is handled though either PayPal or Braintree.  I have no access to your information other than what you provide to complete

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Winter Protection for you Bonsai and Pots

Winter Protection for you Bonsai and Pots

Here in the Midwest, winter is bearing down on us. Bonsai left outside will need some level of protection to survive. I use my cold frames with the glass white washed for winter storage and keep the lids propped for good air circulation. This allows

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Bonsai Actual Magazine Article, Spain

Iker Bonsai Pottery received a mention in an article of 20 Bonsai Potters from around the world. It is in the new issue of the Spanish bonsai magazine Bonsai Actual (www.bonsaiactual.com).

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Clay for Bonsai Pots

I get a lot of questions about the type of clay I use to make bonsai pots. Bonsai pots offer some unique challenges for clay selection. Wheel thrown work needs to be plastic enough to throw efficiently as well as being able to withstand trimming and

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Bonsai Pot Visitors

Found these little jewels growing in one of my pots the other morning.  They lasted one day and have never returned.  

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Bonsai Actual Magazine Article, Spain

Iker Bonsai Pottery received a mention in an article of 20 Bonsai Potters from around the world. It is in the new issue of the Spanish bonsai magazine Bonsai Actual (www.bonsaiactual.com).

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Ryan Iker, Pacific Crest Trail

My son, Ryan, just completed a 2660 mile hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Coast Trail as a follow up to last years hike of 2300 mile on the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. There are thousands of beautiful picture on both his bl

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