Following a random conversation with Andy Pearson of Stone Monkey Ceramics in 2011 SUTEKI was born! My original idea was just to make pots for myself but was then encouraged to make more and try selling them on and the rest, as they say, is history.
Posts Tagged: accent pots
Have you seen Mark Follons fissured pots? I came across these pots recently on the British Cactus and Succulent Society (BCSS) Facebook page, and they are stunning. So much fun in such a pot, which is very versatile in use for all plants. Thinking about getting one or two for bonsai accents or may be even… Read more »
One thing that caught my eye in some cases more than the tree was the bonsai pot whilst viewing bonsai in China. Some Chinese pots are certainly colourful and flamboyant and eye catching and hard to miss. I know a little of the history behind the ceramics of China and while researching I came across… Read more »
It was a great opportunity at this years Swindon Winter Image Bonsai Show to see a fantastic array of bonsai styles, shapes and sizes as well as a good diversity of tree species. One style that captured my interest was that of the cascade and semi cascade.
A huge thank you to all the traders for their amazing donations to our raffle, we had 25 prizes and that meant a lot of lucky people went home with some great prizes.
This year the bonsai traders were again selling a fabulous range of everything bonsai and some of their sales tables were also great exhibits too. Here is a quick look at the traders who attended the show and hopefully everyone bought a little something from one or more of them.
The work that is involved in putting on any kind of show is usually quite considerable and this is true of a bonsai show. The Club members and their families who help to support the Swindon Bonsai Club displayed many of their own bonsai trees this year.
Shohin and Mame were represented well at this years Swindon Winter Image Show and not just as displays but as companion trees to larger trees and as part of club displays too. Here are a selection of the tiny trees that caught my attention at the show.
Thank you to all the visiting Clubs and Societies who attended the 2016 Swindon Winter Image Show, here are some of the overall club displays and more pictures will follow in future posts of the individual trees from the displays.
Paul Bowerbank is our Chairman for Swindon and District Bonsai Society and he was given an award and named on the Federation of British Bonsai (FoBBS) Roll of Honours for his dedication to promoting the art of bonsai.