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:
The stand for this Black pine was made by Jay Kolaya. His work is the best I’ve seen outside of the high end Japanese tables. Unbelievable attention to detail and craftsmanship!
Chuhin Shimpaku , Second Generation Tofukuji Pot; mixed accent, Furumoto pot; Miyasama Trident Maple, Bushuan pot.
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!).
Love the Bushuan pot! Is it half painted and half plain?
Like you, I’m finally catching up and blasting out some posts! The Bushuan is actually white wraparound glaze that’s the half overglazed with a thick drippy blue, I’ve never seen anything like it! I’ll shoot you a better pic.