The EBPC are very excited to be attending and supporting one of Europe's premiere shows, and one of our personal favourites - the EBBS in Saulieu France next weekend. This is an open hall exhibition with everything in one enormous room. The ex-cattle market has imposing vaulted ceiling beams and ample light flooding in, making it an ideal venue.
This exhibition has improved year on year and the standard of trees, demonstrations and traders is superb. The organisers have also done an incredible job creating a show with a warm friendly atmosphere.
With many of Europe's finest trees on show, and demonstrators on the level of Bjorn Bjorholm, Mauro Stemberg, and Jan Culek, including many other attractions (superb new EBPC pots for example!) this is a show not to be missed!
A beautiful handmade EBPC trophy kindly made by leading ceramist Sabine Besnard of France will be awarded to the winner of the category 'Best European Bonsai Pot and Tree Combination'. The trophy is of an Ume branch in flower ,with a matching bowl on wood, and is laser etched and has both the stamps of Sabine and the EBPC.
As with each year, the EBPC will also donate a prize for the increasingly popular 'Tombola raffle'. This year a stunning pot by the fantastic and highly skilled artist, Ian Baillie of Scotland will be donated and taken home by one lucky winner.
We are especially excited about the EBPC trade stand this year, as we ave had some fantastic new pots in especially for this event, by some of the most sought after artists in Europe! .. Be sure to stop by the stand and say 'hi'!
Thank you for reading and we hope to see you there!
... Exhibition trees and demonstrations
The U.K. National Bonsai show is a bi-annual event based in Bury near Manchester, England.
This year the demonstrations were some of the best I have seen, performed by leading artists from around the world, including Bjorn Bjornholm (USA), Rafael Torres (Spain), Anthony Smith (S Africa) and Hugo Luna Zamora (Mexico).
The Exhibition of trees was of a very high quality, with Bjorn even commenting that some could have made it into the Taiken-ten, and possibly even the Kokufu-ten in Japan!
One highlight was the well thought out and compelling 'Lord of the Rings' themed display by Steve Hale. A magnificent Trident maple on 'legs' in pot by Ian Baillie, sits on a dragon carved table by leading U.K. maker Doug Mudd, and with an accent Kusamono through which Bilbo Baggins and Frodo are wading. A additional small accent to the rear contains the ring. Such adventurous displays can be risky and are difficult to get right. Each element was ingeniously designed and beautifully balanced within the composition.
... U.K. National Pot Display, by the EBPC.
An exhibition of high quality bonsai ceramics from around Europe, displaying the increasing levels of talent in this part of the world.
... EBPC Trade Stand ... some real treasures!
The EBPC had some superb pots, EBPC stamped and freshly made for the event by EBPC potters including amongst others: Maria Jose Gonzales, Roman Husmann, Marc Berenbrinker, and Erin Pottery, which proved extremely popular with the buyers during the event.
I am constantly surprised how the standard of the exhibitions and quality of trees continues to improve, and the U.K. Nationals was a prime example of this. Thank you to Tony Tickle, his wife and team for a tremendous weekend. As always, thank you to our fantastic customers, without your support the EBPC would not be possible.
The 'Trophy' bonsai exhibition this year, was a special 3 day event, to celebrate ...
The EBPC are proud to be supporting this wonderful event.
Presenting an epic display of Chinese, Japanese & European bonsai pots.
1. Exhibition of pots
Articles are written by Alex Rudd unless otherwise stated.