The sun is burning and the heat is certainly on here in Denmark. This makes it a little harder to keep shohin-bonsai healthy. The warm weather is one thing, the sun adding heat to the pots is another. Trees transpire … Continue reading
The book from the 38th Gafu-ten exhibition in Japan (the largest Shohin exhibition taking place every January in Japan), just landed on my desk. And ohhh how happy a boy I am. Not only by watching the marvellous photos of … Continue reading
Spring brings flowers and leaves. The delicate new maple leaves and the potent flower buds of the Japanese Quince now shows in all their beauty. This is spring. Every day a little new development and flowers that opens suddenly. Every … Continue reading
I am fortunate to have the excellent Danish shohin and kusamono potter Elsebeth Ludvigsen around. Elsebeth delivers from time to time some very good pots with her own unique style. Danish clay crafts have a good reputation in Europe and the traditions are shown in bonsai pots all over Europe from especially English, German, Danish and Holland potters (I may miss some, but these are who I am aware of, apologies for any let out).
The last edition are showing Elsebeths great glazes, and I have already some trees ready to go in their new homes in spring. A very happy new year gift to receive, looking forward to repotting ahead of us.