Biographical Information: Ron Lang has been working with clay since 1971; however it was not until years later that he began making bonsai pottery. In Ron’s own words, “The challenge of the bonsai potter is to provide fresh options, subtlety and variety for bonsai artists. Pots that come on strong, that make too much of a statement all on their own and have too much “ego” are difficult to marry off. But the opposite extreme is just as problematic, the generic, the mass produced and anonymous manufactured containers offer little opportunity for nuances in relationships beyond traditional arrangements.
I try to make containers that have life, that take breath, that move, that are not static. The successful pairing of tree and container is a collaborative gestalt.”
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