Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

By Graham Simpson

We're thrilled to now be offering unique bonsai pots by Graham Simpson of Dragonfly Bonsai Pots. We've had our eye on Graham's work for sometime now and are very pleased to be stocking his amazing bonsai pots. These pots have a unique rustic charm and are hand made to the highest standard here in the U.K. On our Dragonfly Bonsai Pot page you're sure to find a well suited pot for your special bonsai tree. All pots are fired to be frost proof and are suitable for outdoor use.

Graham started out making his pots in around 2015. Unlike many potters Graham set out to make bonsai pots from the very start. He doesn't consider himself a potter in the 'traditional' sense, he's never made a cup or plate for example. He is particularly drawn to Nanban styles. Finding beauty in rustic simplicity, be this in bonsai tree design, old buildings or things broken down by nature. 

Graham prefers a simple shape, with marks that evidence the hand made process that created it. He tries not to hide this,  preferring 'makers marks' to be seen and, not hidden. Pushing the clay around is what he enjoys the most, he tries to let the clay be itself, the way it cracks, tears or dents and then let that be the thing that visually sells the pot. Every tool makes its mark and the way the clay responds to this is what inspires a lot of his work.

One of the key important aspects of a Nanban style pot is knowing when to stop, how to make it just enough, the phrase 'less is more' is quite close. How to represent the energy of the making, the feeling of movement or speed. The problem can be how to get a feeling of spontaneity into a pot that actually took a long time to make.

Another theme of Graham's work is often how nature has reclaimed man made things. Old industrial buildings, iron bridges, mine works. Rivets, sheet metal and industrial inspired texture are often featured.

Please Note - Sold Signs Are Added To The 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.

Now Available

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Nanban Pot 29x7.5cm


Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-64
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Shohin Nanban Pot 17x17.5x4cm


Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-63
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Apricot Glazed Round Pot 14.4x8cm


Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-62
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Irregular Round Pot 24x7cm


Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-61
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Round Pot 23.5x6cm


Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-60
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Textured Round Pot 26x8cm

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Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-59
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Textured Unglazed Rectangular Pot 31x21x6cm


Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-58
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Kurama Style Pot 16x14x8cm


Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-59
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Kurama Style Pot 18x14x15cm


Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-58
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Green Glazed Round Pot 18x5.7cm


Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-57
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Round Blue Grit Glaze Pot 16x6cm

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Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-56
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Irregular Round Pot 22x23x7.5cm


Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-55
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Round Bronze Pot 32x8cm

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Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-54
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Nanban Pot 33x6cm


Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-53
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Semi Cascade 23x8cm (18cm at base)


Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-52
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Irregular round Pot 21x20x6.5cm

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Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-51
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Extra Large Nanban Pot 40x39.5x9cm

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Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-50
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Large Nanban Pot 35x35x7.5cm

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Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-49
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Textured Nanban Pot 29.5x27x6cm

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Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-48
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Dark Brown Oval Pot 32.5x25.5x6cm

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Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-44
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Round Pot 14x7cm

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Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-43
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Accent Pot 8x8cm

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Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-41
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Accent Pot 10x5cm

Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-40
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Dark Irregular Round Pot With Rust Effect 28x7cm

Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-35
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Large Rectangular 33x27.5x9cm

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Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-34