Why did you create Discover Potters?
I love bonsai pots! I have spent countless hours online, researching and finding potters worldwide. I want to make bonsai potters and their work easily accessible to everyone. My goal is to bring the global bonsai potter community together, support them, and in doing so help the whole bonsai community grow long term.
Who can use Discover Potters?
Everyone! This is a free online database I have created for everyone in the bonsai community to use!
I'm a bonsai potter who just started making pots, can I be on the database?
Yes! This is a comprehensive database that includes potters of all experience levels. Supporting local and amateur potters is fundamental to helping sustain and grow our bonsai community long term. Even master potters were once considered amateurs when they first started.
What are the requirements to be added to the database?
1. Potter must be making pots within the last calendar year*
2. Potter must have an online presence where their work may be viewed. For example, on a website, Etsy, social media, blog, forum, etc.
*Making more than a personal amount of pots which are meant to be sold or shared with others in the bonsai community.
What happens to a potter if they take a break for a little while?
As long as they have made pots within the last calendar year, they will remain on the active list. If more than a year has passed, the potter is contacted prior to being removed. Potters that are removed will not be deleted. I'm in the process of creating an archive page that will contain all the inactive potters. This list will also include retired and past potters.
What if there is an error on your database?
Please let me know! I am just one person and will inevitably make mistakes. This is a database for the entire bonsai community and it's with your help that I hope to grow this into a great long term resource for you all.
How often do you update Discover Potters?
I actively check and update the website as often as possible. You can follow Discover Potters on Facebook for updates as they happen!