Monday, January 1, 2024

Inside Out with Tori Solis: A Reversed Episode - Bonsai Time Podcast Ep25

 I. Episode Summary & Links

            Our first episode of 2024 is a collaboration with Tori Solis of Blue Nose Trading. In the first half of our two-part interview, we interviewed Tori to understand her artistic perspective in ceramics and discuss the motivations for her new podcast. That episode is live now as episode 1 of "The Bonsai Pot-cast". Next in this episode, Tori interviewed us about our involvement in bonsai clubs, tips for getting involved, and a smattering of other subjects such as invasive species yamadori.

For our interview of Tori (Bonsai Pot-cast episode 1), see here.

For Tori's interview of us, the video version is available here:

For Tori's interview of us, the podcast version is available here. 

Guest Info:

Tori Solis is a multi-talented artist specializing in bonsai pottery, other ceramics, and jewelry. Her beautiful work, tips for techniques, and her new Bonsai Pot Cast series can be found at the links below. ⁠

Sponsor Info: 

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Support the Pod:

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More pictures of Tori's work are below.

II. Show Notes / Pictures

            A few pictures of Tori's work are included below. After this episode was recorded Ryan bought some items from Tori and he will tell you that in person as well as in these pictures, Tori's craftmanship is exceptional!

A dragon pot made by Tori.

A mug made by Tori.

One of Tori's pet portraits!

The dragon pot that Tori made for Ryan. One of his yamadori deciduous will be going in there next spring! See her process of making this pot and hear her tips for sculpting with clay and getting an even dry without cracking here.

Another pot made by Tori. Her style is so clean!

Another Tori pot.

A Tori tumbler.

III. Episode Credits

Podcast Info:

The Bonsai Time Podcast is hosted, edited, & produced by Kevin Faris, Ryan Huston, & Kelly Lui. Learn more about the podcast at the links below. We expect to post new interviews and reflections monthly!

Your hosts can be found below:

Music by MIDICANCER. Find more music by them at the links below.

More Bonsai Projects by Ryan:

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