Monday, 2 December 2013

Sad News

Peter Adams – Sad news

It is with considerable sadness and regret that we learn of the sudden and unexpected death of one of Britain’s greatest bonsai talents, Peter Adams, who died peacefully on Sunday, 24th November.

As many are aware, Peter had been very  poorly and  for some weeks in hospital, but it was only recently that his wife Kate commented that he had made a good recovery and that they would have been returning home to the United States on Monday, 2nd December.

For those of us who come into bonsai during the 1970’s onwards, Peter was seen as an exceptional talent, and many have developed their knowledge and skills in bonsai due very much to his teaching. An author of many books on the subject, more recently, he had been a regular contributor to ‘Bonsai Focus’, where he drew on both his expertise in bonsai and his artistic talent in analysing raw material and sketching out possible style options.

He was a  man with a unique talent and his death  will be  a sad loss to the world of bonsai.

Our thoughts and sympathies go to his wife Kate and other members of Peter’s family.
Malcolm Hughes (President, Federation of British Bonsai Societies)

The Actual Words as they were received from Kate Adams

Peter and Kate Adams Bonsai
I am so sorry to report that Peter died suddenly, but peacefully, in his sleep last Sunday, November 24.
It was very unexpected, we had just enjoyed a marvellous visit together on Saturday and he drew a sketch of me as I sat there.
His death has been so very hard to accept especially since we planned to leave tor home together next Monday, December 2.
There will be a memorial at a later date. Details will be advised on this page. (Facebook) His ashes will come home with me soon.

I miss him so very terribly.


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

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  • 28th February Workshop - Gordale
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  • 13th April - Demonstration - Andy H
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  • 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
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  • 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


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