Privet Bonsai Progression Series- Part Two

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thor holvilla design

March 2016: Over the years since the original pot by Victor Harris was built, the Privet bonsai had radically changed in design, and size. As a result, the pot was no longer suitable for the tree, being too wide and too deep. In March 2016, Swedish bonsai potter Thor Holvilla was commissioned to come up with a design for a new pot.

I always believe that bonsai potters are best allowed free reign over design and Thor did not disappoint, drawing up a stunning design that incorporated many elements of the tree itself, in a much shallower, more masculine pot.

thor holvilla bonsai potter

Summer 2016: Over the course of the Summer months Thor hand-built the pot, seen here being allowed to air-dry.

thor holvilla bonsai potter

His design was full of interest, here the detail of one of the wire-holes on the base of the bonsai pot.

thor bonsai pot

The Privet bonsai pot, air-drying prior to being fired in a kiln. At this stage, I was already very excited to see my tree planted into its new home by the end of the Summer!

thor holvilla bonsai pot

August 2016: In August 2016, Thor contacted me with images of the successfully-fired pot.

thor holvilla bonsai pot

August 2016: To say I was impressed was an understatement!

thor holvilla bonsai pot

August 2016: Detail of the corners of the newly-fired pot, each one a skull, picking up on the skull designs within the deadwood of the tree itself.

thor holvilla bonsai pot

Late August 2016: Thor's pot reached me at the end of August and I wasted no time fitting the Privet bonsai into its new container. The result was stunning!

thor holvilla bonsai pot

Late August 2016: Detail image of the front-right corner of bonsai and pot, showing one of the corner-skulls.

skull pot

Late August 2016: And the front-left corner of the pot.

privet bonsai

August 2016: Ligustrum ovalifolium/Common Privet bonsai by Harry Harrington

Height 19"/48 cm

Bonsai Pot by Thor Holvilla

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