Sunday, 1 July 2007

July's speaker -The lowdown

The speaker for July's club meeting is Simon Temblett and I understand the topic is to be "driftwood creation".
He's a long standing member of the Vale of Clywd Bonsai Society, as can be found by a visit to his website.

Simon's been exhibiting his trees for many years and is well known for his meticulous attention to detail.

Simon's Yew - Joy of Bonsai 2005

His working life has included forestry, tree surgery and gardening and from an early age he was a keen plant collector. Plus if your after a tree house, he's your man!!

Simon describes himself as an artist, concentrating mainly on sculptor, working with weathered wood, stone, bones and of course trees!!
It's easy to see that the combination of his work and interests has lead logically to being involved in bonsai.
Oh, and he also created the pot in which Doug's Hawthorn resides.

I'm sure it will be an interesting evening.

P.S. Unfortunatly due to sunning myself in warmer climes I will be unable to attend!!! I've bullied Brian into 'stepping in' and providing a 'critique' & pictures of the evening.

Go for it Brian.....

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Society Diary-We meet at 8pm every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the RAFA club in Oxton (CH43 1UU).

  • 13th January
  • 10th February
  • 14th February Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 28th February Workshop - Gordale
  • 9th March - Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 13th March Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 27th March Workshop - Gordale
  • 13th April - Demonstration - Andy H
  • 17th April Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 24th April Workshop - Gordale
  • 8th May Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 11th May- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 29th May Workshop - Gordale
  • 4-5th June WBS Flowering Bonsai Show - Port Sunlight GC
  • 8th June - WBS Member trees critique
  • 12th June Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 26th June Workshop - Gordale
  • 10th July Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 13th July- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 31st July Workshop - Gordale
  • 10th August- WBS Show tree selection
  • 13-14th August - Wirral Flower Show
  • 20th August - Japan Day, Liverpool
  • 27-29th August WBS Annual Show - Gordale
  • 14th September- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 11th September Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 25th September Workshop - Gordale
  • 9th October Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 12th October- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 30th October Workshop - Gordale
  • 9th November- Monthly meeting - Topic TBC
  • 13th November Workshop - Port Sunlight GC
  • 26-27th November - Potter Workshop with David Jones (Walsall Studio Ceramics)
  • 27th November Workshop - Gordale
  • 14th December - Club Party


New members are always welcome, just come along to one of our monthly meetings at the RAFA club. You can even 'try us out' for a few months before you decide on joining as an official member. The meetings are informal (there's a bar!) and the club members are (mostly) friendly, approachable and happy to pass on guidance and information to anybody interested in bonsai- whatever your level of experience.