Sansai Bonsai Pots - 'Tattoo' design piece.
A beautiful round semi cascade pot decorated with delicate 'tattoo' design' in a 'dashes in grids' pattern.
This superb and unique piece was made using the 'inlay technique', whereby the pattern is first hand carved into the pot, then filled with a white clay. The white clay is then carved back down to the original surface and later polished. Tom Benda then expertly controls his wood fired kiln to produce the wonderful rich range of colours evident in such top quality pieces.
The pattern even extends to the well formed feet and the pot has soft, true curves and a wonderful richness to the clay.
External measurements: 9.6cm (l) x 6.2cm (h).
Made by Tom Benda (Czech Rep.)