Max Braverman (deceased)

Biographical Information: Max Braverman began his pottery career in 1971 when after a year’s worth of night classes in wheel thrown pottery, he left the academic world to become a potter in Taos, NM where he founded Ranchos de Taos Pottery.  

After five years in Taos he spent ten years in rural New Jersey, labeling his pots as “Delaware Pottery”.  During this time, he met Chase Rosade and rekindled a long-held interest in bonsai.  Later, Max and his wife moved to a quiet mountain valley north of Seattle, WA where Max focused solely on the production of bonsai containers. The pottery he produced from this period were labeled “Pine Garden Pottery”.

*Biographical information adapted from the Brandywine Bonsai Society website

Location: Seattle, WA

Website: N/A


Examples of Work

5 thoughts on “Max Braverman (deceased)

    • Really? What exactly did the plate look like? I’m wondering if it was a slab for a bonsai forest planting of some sort.

  1. Max was a friend of my mother’s during his time in NJ. I have a cupboard full of his ‘Delaware’ pieces if anyone is interested. It is gorgeous work.

  2. I knew him and his family when they resided in Hope, New Jersey. I own several of his wonderful pieces. Him being a big, tall man, made his pottery pieces, big and tall. I asked him to reduce the sizes. I used them at least once a week. Wondering how his wife and daughter are!! We had lots of laughs together!

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