Hand Painted Koi Fish 6" Bonsai Pot with Carved Feet
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This round, stoneware bonsai pot was crafted with a white, porcelaneous stoneware clay. It was hand-painted by Canadian artist, Ashley Keller, and features her unique take on a Japanese inspired koi fish painting.
Fish in general symbolize wealth and surplus, and the Chinese believe koi particularly represent good fortune in business and academics. Buddhists on the other hand see koi as representations of courage.
Using a Korean carving knife, Ashley first creates the intricate, fine-line illustration on semi-wet clay. The carving is inlaid with black underglaze and the pot is fired to a semi-porous state. After the first firing, Ashley sands the pot and hand-paints the surface with additional colours to create depth and bring life to the initial line work. Finally, the painting is sealed with clear glaze and fired to 2250 degrees Fahrenheit.
6" diameter x 2.25" height x 2" interior depth
15.2cm diameter x 5.7cm height x 5cm interior depth
Weight 0.46 kg / 1 lbs
Durable stoneware clay fired to 2250 degrees Fahrenheit for frost-resistance
One central drainage hole
Four wire holes
Footed bottom for air circulation below the bonsai tree
One of a kind artwork made from pure craftsmanship without the use of forms or molds
Marked with the chop of Canadian artist, Ashley Keller and individually numbered on the bottom