Peter starts his talk....
...winging it along the way.
'pay respect to the mighty Maple'
I like this one.......
....but this one I love!
(an Aldi Homage)
(an Aldi Homage)
Bill G had the Honour of opening the meeting mentioned a few events and things members who are involved NEED to do ASAP such as getting Recent images of to Steve Tolley for the Best of British Bonsai show later this year and the Japan Society North West Japan Day being held on Saturday 1st June 2013 between 10:30 am to 5:00 pm at: Liverpool Hope University, Cornerstone Building, Creative Campus, Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP.
Besides W-B-S being invited to this Fantastic Event.Here is a SMALL taster of what to expect Traditional Taiko Drumming,Sushi and Bento,Various Societies,Martial Art Demonstrations,Vintage and Antique Kimono, Display of traditional Japanese Dolls, Kimekomi Doll- making, Try dressing in a Traditional Japanese style, Cosplay Competition, Have your Name Written by Junko Kuramoto- Heady
Embroidery, Display and demonstration by Silkworm Plus lots more
This and Much more of information can be found at
After all the news views and gossip from Bill G. it was Time for our guest Peter to get into action which he did and introduced his topic for the night which was Pot,Table Selection For Display, Making The Most Of Your Trees and starting with the INTRODUCTION. (1) Looking at your Tree, Figuring out what is going on. (2) Pot Selection to Suit The Character Of The Tree (3) A Suitable Table or Stand For The Bonsai. Peter then asked the Questions starting with
1) Have you LOOKED at your tree, Honestly LOOKED at it Properly such as
a) Standing back, looking hard to find the Characteristics of the tree b)Checking Direction is it going up,down, Left or Right
d) Strength / Visual Mass
f) Character Re-fined or Rough
Once you have understood the characteristics of the tree, Peter explained we need to Match the Pots to Accentuate and Amplify it as Pots also have a character,Visual Mass, sometimes Direction, Refinement and Balance is the Key. and like before we have Masculine Pots which has Strong Lines, and Angles. Feminine Pots with Oval and Round Pots being the obvious.
Next Peter spoke and showed some Tables or Stands and explained that as for the Trees and Pots we also need to Consider and look at the Strength,The Space and Masculinity of the Stands or Tables and went through what to look for when looking for a Masculine,Feminine and one with Graceful Curves and one of the biggest Concern for Bonsai Tables is The Height. For most this is the only chance we get to Display is at a Show or Exhibitions where Trees will be viewed Standing up or on a Bench plus the SPACE
TheTable Must be considered as
(a) Too Small and the Image becomes Confined
(b) Too Large and the Image becomes Too Expansive and the Tree appears To Small.
and as Peter pointed out "it's a Very Difficult Balance To Achieve"
It was an Extremeley entertaining session with Peter and the 20 or so members applauded him at the end and we all left well informed on how to achieve a Pot,Table Selection For Display, and Making The Most Of Our Trees
There is a Last Sunday of the Month Workshop at Gordales Garden Centre the Award Winning Garden Centre on the26th of May and if all goes well we hope to see you there so any Questions on Bonsai or youn have a Bonsai tree and seek FREE advice or opinions just pop along to Chester High Road Wirral
Till next time once againTake care look after Each Other and All your Bonsai Trees