SUBMISSIONS TAKEN FROM 15th JULY - 28th NOVEMBER 2023!
CALLING ALL BONSAI CERAMISTS of EUROPE
In February 2024, Europe’s most prestigious bonsai exhibition will again be hosting the largest display of high-quality bonsai ceramics in Europe – the EBPC Trophy Pot Display!
We love celebrating and bringing more attention to the pots! Since the EBPC first started pot displays in 2015, the POT DISPLAY has become an integral part of leading bonsai exhibitions across Europe, as it has been for many years in Japan.
As enthusiasts and professionals alike attach increasing recognition to the importance of quality European bonsai ceramics, the main purpose of the display is to enhance appreciation in the art of bonsai pottery and to highlight the aesthetics and functionality of high-quality bonsai pots.
The pot display will exhibit 100ft of the best in European bonsai ceramics and will be a great education for the general public and bonsai enthusiasts – in addition to being an integral part of Europe’s finest bonsai exhibition.
Successful entrants will enjoy viewing their work on display at Europe’s most prestigious exhibition, and additionally each pot displayed will be forever recorded with a half page entry in the celebrated Trophy annual hardback book.
Please CLICK HERE to take register & part in
THE TROPHY BONSAI EXHIBITION 2024 EBPC POT DISPLAY
Thank you for helping to support great European Bonsai Pottery
The U.K.'s premier bonsai show goes from strength to strength!
Many of the best trees in the U.K. were on display as well as suiseki and bonsai ceramics. The traders area was a treat for enthusiasts and traders alike, with trees from some of the UK's leading bonsai nurseries, pot dealers, potters, sellers of tools and everything else a bonsai aficionado could want!
For a better idea of what was on display, Sylvestris Studios were comissioned to create a video documentary of the show, which is definitely worth a watch.
You can find it here.
The EBPC were asked to put on a bonsai pot display, which this year was in the theme of cascades. 'The Ups and Downs of Bonsai'.
Here are just a few pics (didn’t get a minute to get more!) of the day and of some of the pot display. It was great to meet up with old friends as always.
… pictured above - Les Storey with one of his winning trees, a stunning blackthorn in a gorgeous Stone Monkey pot … an excellent windswept Hawthorne display by Russ Farley, displayed on a table by DR Bonsai Tables … and I was nursed back to health by frog boy, Simon Haddon of Sukteki bonsai pots
A few of the pots on display ..
A few people were heard saying that this was the best show in the UK to date, and the quality, not only of the trees, but also of the intricacies of display, was very impressive. It is quite obvious from the exhibition that British enthusiasts are paying more attention to quality pot, stands, accents and display details. With some of the displays being at a high standard for a show anywhere in the world.
Thank you to all of our customers! We doubled our best Expo sales ever again, and had the busiest and most enjoyable day! … Again, it has been very noticeable that year on year, British enthusiasts are buying better quality bonsai pots and are more knowledgeable about the quality European and Japanese pots and their charms.
Return of The Trophy!
In just 10 days from now, Europe’s most prestigious bonsai exhibition, 'The Trophy International Bonsai Exhibition' returns, after 2 years of being postponed due to Covid.
The EBPC has once again arranged for you, Europe’s largest display of exquisite bonsai pots. A 100ft display, this year featuring the ‘Best in European Bonsai Ceramics’! .. Not to be missed!
Please also visit us at the EBPC Trade stand, where we will be hosting a few EBPC member artists and have some excellent bonsai ceramics available for sale.
We can’t wait for all this exciting weekend has to offer, including catching up with everyone!
We hope to see you there!
The Trophy by Bonsai Association Belgium
European Bonsai Potter Collective
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The 11th Heathrow Bonsai Show
For those that have not seen it yet, here is a video about Doug by JapanOutpost.org
Doug will be remembered and greatly missed by many and our deepest condolences go out to Doug's wife Christine and family and friends.
Rest in peace my friend!
Revered across the bonsai world, Stone Monkey Ceramics comprehends and is conscious of the the tree-pot marriage and produces excellent designs, in a variety of forms and finishes that suit trees impeccably. As the first Westener to have been invited to participate in the world's leading bonsai exhibition and small pot contest, 'The Gafu-ten', (which he won first place in the unglazed section!!) we thought it fitting to have such a plaque made by Andrew - the first by a European potter as far as we know.
The EBPC are proud to support such artists, and we are very excited to be able to offer a range of 20 exclusive pots by this leading artist - COMING VERY SOON!
Thank you for supporting the EBPC and great European bonsai ceramics.
If you like to see your favourite pot on display at Europe's largest and most prestigious bonsai exhibition, the Trophy Exhibition in Belgium, please contact Alex Rudd of the EBPC on Alex@EuropeanBonsaiPotterCollective.com, with three images of the pot, and a brief description including maker and approximate age.
We are determined to create the most impressive and educational display possible, so please get in touch, and share your passion with others!
Selected pots will also be recorded for all time in the highly regarded Trophy book, from Bonsai Association Belgium.
The 2019 book has approximately 50 pages dedicated to the pot display alone.
... To get your copy of the 2019 book, please contact email@example.com .
One of the great U.K. shows is happening this coming weekend.
The European Bonsai Potter Collective is excited to be attending the Wirral Bonsai Society Annual Show. and as well as putting on a display of bonsai pots, we will be offering for sale superb pots from some of Europe's leading artists.
.... The pot display celebrates painted pots, by just one potter, 'Ogurayama.' - A unique opportunity to view, appreciate and compare a variety of styles of sometsuke, akae and gosai paintings by this highly regarded Kyoto potter.
This year the show will be judged by Harry Harrington ofBonsai4me.com, who will also do some critiques and demos over the weekend. There will also be a variety of other bonsai essentials for sale.
A show not to miss if you are in the North of England; I look forward to seeing you there!
Articles are written by Alex Rudd unless otherwise stated.
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