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.

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Kurama Style Pot 20x17x9cm


Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

DGF-94
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    Kurama Style Pot 18x15x10cm


    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-96
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    Kurama Style Pot 13x15x10cm


    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-95
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    Landscape Tray 30x25cm


    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-92
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    DGF-89
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    Textured Round Pot 29x7cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-88
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    Semi Cascade 22x11cm


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    DGF-79
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    Semi Cascade 19x19.5cm


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    DGF-78
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    Irregular Round 28x28x7cm


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    DGF-74
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    Used Unglazed Round Pot 15x7cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-68
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    Blue Speckled Glazed Round Pot 16x5cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-67
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    Turquoice & Mauve Round Pot 15x5

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-66
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    Semi Cascade 23x8cm (18cm at base)

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-52
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    Kurama Style Pot 13x13x13cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-94
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    Rope Twist Nanban Pot 29x27x5cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-93
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    Round Pot 16x15x10cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-91
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    Used Round Drum Pot 36x9cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-90
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    Kurama Style Pot 16x14x10cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-87
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    Kurama Style Pot 18x15x11cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-85
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    Kurama Style Pot 17x13.5x10cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-84
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    Kurama Style Pot 14.5x12x10

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-83
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    Semi Cascade 20x7.5cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-77
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    Classic Shallow Oval 35.5x28.5x6.5cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-72
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    Classic Nanban Pot 29x7.5cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-70
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    Classic Nanban Pot 27x6cm

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    Dragonfly Bonsai Pots

    DGF-69