Namako Ceramic Pottery


Peter Tea Bonsai

Namako Ceramic Pottery

Lets talk ceramics in this post!  Since there is so much to say about ceramics in Bonsai, it’s difficult to find a good place to start.  After much thought, I decided to start with a certain glazed style that I love called Namako.  Usually when people in the bonsai community sees a pot in this glaze, they will refer to them as a Namako pots or containers.  In Japan, Namako actually means Sea cucumber and in many ways share the same pattern and color as the glaze.  There are varying degrees of blues, white, yellow and brown mixed together making each pot very unique.  In this post, I’m going to share some detailed pictures of Namako pots from the past to the present, both Chinese and Japanese and talk about some way to distinguish them from one another.

A Rocky Start

Before I came to Japan, I…

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