Max Braverman
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     After graduate study at the University of Illinois, Max Braverman spent 10 years as a Ph.D. biologist specializing in developmental research and publishing articles with extended titles like Studies on Hydroid Differentiation. I. Podocoryne carnea, culture methods and carbon dioxide induced sexuality. Then, in 1971, 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.  (If anyone has a chop from that period, I would love to get a picture.) A subsequent visit to Japan influenced Max's perspective as a potter "in a powerful and permanent manner." He was particularly struck by the beauty and simplicity of the common items of everyday Japanese life, articles "perfectly designed for their function" and "devoid of ostentation or self- conscious artiness."      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, Kate Bowditch, who is an artist in her own right, moved to a quiet mountain valley north of Seattle, Washington where Max's potting art focused solely on the production of bonsai containers. These were labeled Pine Garden Pottery
Bonsai Potters of North America Home About Us Meetings Trees Creating Bonsai Pots Display Galleries Stones Information Contact Us Introduction Chop Marks Ross Adams Rob Addonizio Jack Bacus Jim Barrett Jason Bloom Richard Boggs Kathy Boheme Max Braverman Jasper Brinton Matt Castle Rose Cheng Dale Cochoy Nikki D'Amico Tom Dimig Michelle Dougherty Nancy Eaton Sharon Edwards-Russel Mike Flanagan Dorie Froning Sue Garner Mark Gordon Don Gould Kevin Goveia Jim Gremel Ted Guyger Michael Hagedorn Wendy Heller Tom Holcolmb Jack Hoover Stacey Hoover Chuck Iker Steve Ittel Jim Jenigen Ely Johnson Paul Katich Nate Knott Ron Lang Nick Lenz Dave Lowman Eugene Malofiy Rich Miller Pat Morris Bill Muldowny Pauline Muth Byron Myrick Sara Rayner Richard Robertson Dave Rochester Dich Ryerson Debbie Schwartz Shaw Martha Smith Charles Smith Michelle Smith Sean Smith Jay Strommen Judy Sutton Marianne Thomasson Dianne Thoman Al VanAuker? Robert Wallace David Young Max Braverman
Brandywine Bonsai Society is an educational organization and as a result, the material in this site may be copied for educational purposes.  If large portions are copied, we would appreciate attribution.  We welcome links to this site. 
Max Braverman
     After graduate study at the University of Illinois, Max Braverman spent 10 years as a Ph.D. biologist specializing in developmental research and publishing articles with extended titles like Studies on Hydroid Differentiation. I. Podocoryne carnea, culture methods and carbon dioxide induced sexuality. Then, in 1971, 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.  (If anyone has a chop from that period, I would love to get a picture.) A subsequent visit to Japan influenced Max's perspective as a potter "in a powerful and permanent manner." He was particularly struck by the beauty and simplicity of the common items of everyday Japanese life, articles "perfectly designed for their function" and "devoid of ostentation or self- conscious artiness."      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, Kate Bowditch, who is an artist in her own right, moved to a quiet mountain valley north of Seattle, Washington where Max's potting art focused solely on the production of bonsai containers. These were labeled Pine Garden Pottery
Bonsai Potters of North America Home About Us Meetings Trees Creating Bonsai Pots Display Galleries Introduction Chop Marks Ross Adams Rob Addonizio Jack Bacus Jim Barrett Jason Bloom Richard Boggs Kathy Boheme Max Braverman Jasper Brinton Matt Castle Rose Cheng Dale Cochoy Nikki D'Amico Tom Dimig Michelle Dougherty Nancy Eaton Sharon Edwards-Russel Mike Flanagan Dorie Froning Sue Garner Mark Gordon Don Gould Kevin Goveia Jim Gremel Ted Guyger Michael Hagedorn Wendy Heller Tom Holcolmb Jack Hoover Stacey Hoover Chuck Iker Steve Ittel Jim Jenigen Ely Johnson Paul Katich Nate Knott Ron Lang Nick Lenz Dave Lowman Eugene Malofiy Rich Miller Pat Morris Bill Muldowny Pauline Muth Byron Myrick Sara Rayner Richard Robertson Dave Rochester Dich Ryerson Debbie Schwartz Shaw Martha Smith Charles Smith Michelle Smith Sean Smith Jay Strommen Judy Sutton Marianne Thomasson Dianne Thoman Al VanAuker? Robert Wallace David Young Max Braverman
Brandywine Bonsai Society is an educational organization and as a result, the material in this site may be copied for educational purposes.  If large portions are copied, we would appreciate attribution.  We welcome links to this site.