Bonsai pots complete a composition and compliment the overall design of a tree. Much more than merely a vessel for a plant, they are an art in themselves. With so many choices, shapes and colours one can get lost for hours looking at pots in a studio or online. I sure do.
This little 80 page booklet, Introduction To Bonsai Pots, is published by The American Bonsai Society. It has been a helpful tool in learning more about types of pots, how they’re made and where they come from. It even has a gallery of chop marks to help identify a pots origins. Don’t judge this book by its cover. It’s available through absbonsai.org
Finding anything from training pots to show quality pots has been a challenge for me here in Vancouver. There seems to be very few bonsai shops or local sources. Having pots shipped is an option, though a costly one.
Check this out; http://www.tokoname.or.jp/bonsai/catalog-t/
Below is a link to a website which has high quality pots for sale in Oregon. Worth the drive perhaps? What sort of bonsai pots cater to your aesthetic? Here are some really neat pots that tickle my fancy. Photos are from Bonsai Mirai.