This pot was hand thrown and altered on a potter's wheel, which makes it a one-of-a-kind bonsai pot. It is made of high quality stoneware clays and was high fired at 2400 degrees F.
This pot is completely vitreous (non porous), frost proof, and extremely durable. The stoneware clay has a lot of tooth, and a warm hand rubbed appearance. Many of the stoneware glazes are mixed with 50% hardwood ash, which gives the pottery a very mottled and textured surface.
When clay is fired in a reduced atmosphere (oxygen starved), it produces a warm clay body and soft flowing glazes. This in itself sets Sara Rayner pots apart from most bonsai pot production, and gives the pottery its unique look.