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Walsall Studio Ceramics

Having been using pots from various online suppliers I felt it was time to connect with a UK company and start to specify exactly what style and finish I wanted in my pots. For this I chose Walsall Studio Ceramics. Run by David Jones and Mark Jones (no relation), they offer a service and product that is second to none. Throughout the process David was in communication with me and understood what I wanted to achieve with the first order. Upon receiving the 21 mame pot of varying shapes and glazes I was like a kid in a sweet shop! The quality of these little pots is excellent and the each glaze applied evenly and carefully instead of being slapped on like some! Although the mame pots are slip cast, each is originally designed by  Walsall Studio Ceramics and stamped with their seal.

I suspect if you are reading this you have some interest in bonsai trees, if so and you are looking for a very high quality and sensibly priced pot creator in the UK then look no further than Walsall Studio Ceramics. Highly recommended.

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Inspirational Artists- Clive Maddison

In the world of wire tree sculptures there are only really a few styles, realistic and stylised (think Ken To!). To make a tree out of wire that looks like a tree is relatively simple (not to say it does’t take a lot of skill to do) but to make it look exactly like a species of tree whether it be Oak, Cork, Scots Pine, can only be done by a very talented artist. The artist I am talking about is Clive Maddison.

Clive’s tree are outstanding representations of real world tree species and made out of only wire. A lot of his work is based on beautiful pieces of wood which display the tree well. Like myself I suspect Clive realises the beauty juxtaposition of a wire tree on a wood base. To really understand all this fanboyism you have to visit his website and drool over his outstanding work. Based in the UK, Clive is an artist of many levels with other areas of his website including model ship building, violin making, poem writing and more. He displays his tree sculptures in variety of shops and galleries in the UK.

Clive’s work is stunning, inspirational and I am a massive fan. When I first saw his art my mind was blown and it still is every time I look at his art.

Image belongs to Clive Maddison.

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Busy building trees

So I am exceptionally busy building trees at the moment, some recent sales include one going all the way to the US which is cool. I have online representation now in the form of Premier Bonsai along with others coming on board. What is really great is I have been asked to take my work to a local gallery and he may want to have a few items. I designed a tree especially for this gallery and I hope they like it.


Here are a couple of video so f recently created trees. These need to be indexed and photographed for adding to the website but if you see one you like please do ask.



New tree, semi cascade in a blue pot. Watch out for my next piece of artwork, it's got a floating rock!

Posted by Metal Bonsai on Monday, 29 February 2016

New tree, semi cascade in a blue pot. Watch out for my next piece of artwork, it’s got a floating rock!

Posted by Metal Bonsai on Monday, 29 February 2016

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