Sorry, readers, it’s been awhile! It’s been a busy(and early!)spring, so I haven’t had a moment to write or take any photos. So I’ll see if I can’t make up some lost time with a bunch of new posts this week!
This Saturday a Bonsai lecture, demonstration, and small show was held here in Jackson at local Art Gallery Circa. I exhibited 12 or so trees, and 20 pots. The backgrounds were not optimal and more than a little distracting, but a good time was had by all. Sorry for the bad photos, it was tough to get good pics!
7 point shohin display. From top, Japanese Black pine, Old Chinese Pot; Root Over Rock Trident maple, Reiho pot; Viburnum, Ikkou pot, Acer Palmatum, Yamafusa pot; Korin Satsuki, Bigei pot; Mixed Accent, Haruyoshi pot; Princess Persimmon, Chinese pot.
The rack and accompanying table were custom made for me by Greg Johnson, of Artisan Bonsai Woodworks. I can’t recommend his work enough! Very good quality for the price! You can find Greg’s website here:
Since the Lecture and Demos were geared toward beginners, I decided to bring a couple of trees in process.
Chinese Quince, Joshu Syozan pot; mixed accent, Tosui pot; Itoigawa Shimpaku, Ikkou pot. The shiny dome is yours truly!
The Itoigawa I brought for the benefit of those attending a follow up workshop next week, where I will show it again after a hard work and styling with the help of Bjorn Bjorholm(but more on that later!).