Society Diary-We meet at 8pm every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the RAFA club in Oxton (CH43 1UU).
- 9th January- AGM
- 13th February-Swindon Show prep
- 24th Feb -Gordale Workshop
- 3rd March -Gordale Workshop -Steve Tolley
- 13th March - Members Tree Critique Club show prep
- 10th April- Tony Tickle/Terry Foster -Fine wiring and ramification
- 28th April -Gordale Workshop
- 9th May-Peter Warren Subject TBC
- 26th May Gordale Workshop
- 12th June-John Moffat-Great trees of the Wirral
- 30th June -Gordale Workshop
- 10th July- Simon Jones-Subject TBC
- 28th July -Gordale Workshop
- 14th August- Club Show Tree selection
- 25th August -Gordale Workshop
- 21st-22nd September -Club show -Gordale
- 11th September-Post show talk- New Member Introduction
- 29th September-Gordale Workshop
- 9th October- TBC
- 27th October -Gordale Workshop
- 14th November- John Armitage- Japanese Exploits
- 24th November -Gordale Workshop
- 11th December- Club Party
Saturday, 19 January 2008
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Friday, 11 January 2008
The second features the ancient dragon kilns and the work of Master Xu.
Ian started with a talk on how well the club had performed over the past year, and how we need to keep up our performance to continue to act as a team, the importance of teaching the young ones Bonsai techniques as they were the future.
Then went on to discuss the treasurers report, the financial position of the club is not in too bad a position. Membership sub's were increased to £10 for single and £15 for couples and family memberships.
The committee were to stay as they were with 2 new positions -Iain Quayle as official web/blog Editor and Brian Miller as official photographer.
Ian spoke of Fiona Wallace who organizes a show, similar to our Gordale one, up in Glasgow and has asked us to organize an exhibit for sometime this year, details to follow.
Long discussion took place on a full days workshop and to seek a well known master in the art of Bonsai, venue and dates to follow.
All The Best
Lee -happy in the knowledge that he is to remain social secretary.
The future of bonsai !!??!!
Tuesday, 8 January 2008
Personally I think its important we don't let the social Secretary retire from his post, he's worked hard this year and should be encouraged to continue his good (?) work. *
* "........... if you don't agree you can take it up with the committee -
(to be read in a broad Yorkshire accent)
I feel I'm showing my age now-I hope I'm not the only one to remember the Wheeltappers!!
Friday, 4 January 2008
Call it Literati, Bunjin, Scholar Style, Wenjen, Nansoga, or the Southern Song Painting Style- this style of tree poses many questions and challenges both the artist and viewer alike.
John Naka once said of this style, "It is a dream, an abstract. It is an extremely advanced, significant bonsai design."
The link above takes you to an interesting exploration of the style.
Wednesday, 2 January 2008
This months item is part of the site developed for our friends over the border, the VoCBs. Produced by Kevin Bailey it includes a number of articles by Kevin that appeared in Bonsai Magazine or The Art Of Bonsai Magazine.
This article highlights the issue of feeding and fertilising-not a hot topic for this time of year but it may give us all time to acquire any missing items for the coming year.
If you explore a little further you will find a wealth of interesting stuff: and I did like the story of his greenhouse rebuild!!