Welcome to All in One Bonsa

Bitten by the Bug

Welcome to All in One Bonsai...a blog that aims to remind me of what I have forgotten. Over the years I have been finding out as much as I can about the art of bonsai. I hope the information in this blog will shed some light to the beginning bonsai enthusiast out there.

I saw some bonsai trees at a corner market one night in Taipei and asked the guy if he was willing to teach me how to create these miniature trees. He directed me to a night school where all the instruction was in Chinese. My Chinese ability is very ordinary at the least so although I was learning bits and pieces, I really wasn't getting all I wanted from the course. The best parts were when the teacher would start pruning a beautiful tree or when he showed us how to repot a bonsai. The mystery was still out there but my interest wasn't waning, if anything it fueled my motivation to find out more. And so I did.

Let the adventure begin...

Recently I have discovered the joy of pottery. Bonsai and pottery are close friends so it was only a matter of time before I was introduced to her. Welcome to All in One Bonsai...and pottery.

Feel free to visit my site where you can purchase some of my handmade pottery. Quite a few pieces have been wood fired as it is the prefered method here in Taiwan:

Esty Shop: AllinoneCeramics

Saturday, 10 January 2015

A Sleepy Hollow

Amsterdam or Doctor Seuss?

I was playing around with some clay a few weeks ago and decided to build a small house.  I wanted the house to be asymmetrical and wonky.  I have seen some houses in Amsterdam that had character and charm.  Many houses/apartments in the city looked as though they were on a lean.  That image has always stuck in my mind.  This is my version of a small town that has family and friends living close by and everyone gets along.  

I ended up making 22 of them!

I also wanted to test some new glazes out.


Surrounded by moss and a few small trees might be an idea.
Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday!

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