Thor Holvila Pots In Store Now
We're pleased to now be an official distributor of Thor Holvila bonsai pots and accents. No two pots are the same, each a little different. The craftsmanship that goes into these pots is simply amazing and second to non. Find a truly unique pot for your unique bonsai tree. Worldwide shipping available.
Like most potters Thor Holvila began by making pots for his own trees. He started making pots for others in 2008. He graduated from Achillerska Art School in 1989, Thor's father was a judo instructor and a goldsmith who taught him how to appreciate Japanese art and tradition, as well as the simplicity and stubbornness that was already in his childhood. Technology and the knowledge of kilns he received when he was an apprentice under-potter to Paula Lindors (Pioneer in the Swedish raku technique) As all good teaches she would question everything he did and above all she got him to work with larger sizes. She made him dare to put small tea pots aside and to build and think big. The only limitation is the size of the kiln.
When making bonsai pots Thor likes to stick with simplicity, he stays with old techniques, simple tools and a few quality materials. This way he stays with in tradition and has a relationship with the original classical forms through tools and execution, while he inevitably puts him self into what he creates. Naked and raw.
Thor mixes most of his own glazes. Most of the time he stays with a simple palette, with just a few glazes and oxides and some different clays. The combinations and results are endless.
Thor builds his pots by hand using slab, coil, and pinching techniques only. Unlike most people Thor prefers to work with clay when it is very soft. He used four local stoneware clays, Yellow clay from Skane, Black Lava clay from Bohuslan, Tile red and bone white clay from Denmark.
All Pots Are Frost Proof & Have Drainage Holes, Most Pots Also Have Wire Holes To Secure The Plant.
Please Note - Sold Signs Are Added To The Thor Pots Manually, This Can Result In Duplicated Orders. In These Cases Orders Will Be Honoured On A First Come First Served Basis. A Full Refund Will Be Given.
Pots With This (#) In The Title Will Be Shipped Directly By Thor
FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING NOW AVAILABLE ON ALL THOR HOLVILA POTS