Larch Initial Styling

Bonsai Eejit

I have a number of raw material Larch collected 2 years ago that I’m in the process of doing an initial styling. Hoping to give them some shape and a few months growth before adding to my sales page.









A few more to do as time permits.

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Da chokkan a sankan-Workshop di Melanie

Triple tronc à partir d’un seul !

Kitora no do

IMG_8431 Un ginepro da talea da 20 €

IMG_8458Il risultato dopo una giornata di lavoro

1010103_10202198166494358_114072712_n1017393_10202198165734339_1321474952_n Piccola lezione sulla tecnica della separazione delle vene e i percorsi linfatici.1557547_10202198166974370_1999000375_n1901168_10202198167934394_1750712030_nIMG_8432 Melanie pulisce la corteccia, è importante togliere scaglie ed impurità.IMG_8433IMG_8434 Con un pennarello si traccia dove dovremo incidere con il fessuratore.IMG_8435

Prima suddivisione del tronco in due partiIMG_8438 Bisogna fare attenzione a seguire le vene del legno.IMG_8439 Ora il tronco è suddiviso in tre parti di differente spessore.IMG_8440

IMG_8442 Si svuota con l’ausilio di una fresa elettrica la parte centrale del tronco. Vengono applicati anche dei tutori.IMG_8443IMG_8444 I tre « tronchi » vengono avvolti con del nastro auto agglomerante.IMG_8445IMG_8446 I tre « tronchi » vengono filati con filo di rame abbastanza grosso.IMG_8447IMG_8448IMG_8449IMG_8450 I tre « tronchi » vengono impostati creando curve dolci e sinuose.

I tronchi vengono anche ruotati sull’asse in modo che la vena e lo shari avranno un movimento a spirale.IMG_8451IMG_8452IMG_8453IMG_8454IMG_8455IMG_8456 Il ginepro alla fine del primo step.IMG_8457IMG_8458IMG_8459IMG_8460IMG_8461IMG_8462 Vista…

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The 84th Meifu-ten Exhibition

John Milton Bonsai

This last weekend has seen the 84th Meif-ten exhibition. Meifu-ten is only a local show in Nagoya but, it is one of the biggest in Japan. The tree’s vary in quality but, in amongst them are some kokufu quality and kicho bonsai.
There is an extensive sales area with tree’s of all shapes & sizes at large price range up to 1-1.5 million yen. Pots from 1,000 yen for ten to Kozan/Tofukuji/Chinese antiques etc. Tools fertilizer and more.

Unfortunately I was unwell with what I believe was a virus of some sort so, I missed the setup day and the first exhibition day. Even though I was feeling far from 100% I really didn’t want to miss the whole exhibition (it’s some of the most exciting times as an apprentice) so, I soldiered on. I enjoyed myself anyway the last two days and added two more pots to my collection.

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Bonsai Europa Exhibition 2015 announcement.

Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle

Bonsai Europa

Today I announce a new exciting Bonsai Exhibition in the UK Bonsai Europa 2015. The format will NOT be as existing shows, there will be some Classical Bonsai, and the show will be curated creatively exploring new and distinctive approach. Artists from across Europe are invited to show at what should be one of the most important shows in the Bonsai Calendar. The venue is The Castle Armoury in my hometown of Bury, North Manchester. Watch this space for more details over the next few months. 

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