Hi everybody,

today I received a wonderful gift from the German potter, Horst Heinzlreiter. He sponsored one of his unique pots, as a prize in an online Knowledge of Bonsai forum contest and I won it.  

Horst would specially custom make this one of pot for me, so I asked him to make my pot with the cracked and damaged surface that he created so beautifully on some of his other pots that I had seen before and admired so much. I was also able to choose the colour I liked and the size of the pot! 27cm/10,5 inch by 23cm/9 inch.

And today the pot arrived at my place of work, like a well-packed surprise birthday gift! It was so exciting to unwrap this pot, that I had never seen before! And I was not disappointed when I first laid my eyes on it! I was really amazed and then impressed! I think it is so beautiful! The colours, the texture and total impression this pot gives to me, I love to look at it and I love to touch it!


I think that the important work that potters do for bonsai is underrated. And I do believe that some are great artists, that deserve a lot of credit from us artists, that use their beautiful Art as a home for our Art to live in! This pot deserves…no demands, a special tree as his partner. And that’s a sign of a good pot for me!


Thanks, Horst, I will try to find the perfect tree for your wonderful pot!

Below: Well, I think I did just that!

You can see more of Horst his work here:

Hope you like it as much as I do?!


Hans van Meer.



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