The 11th Heathrow Bonsai Show
It is just under 2 weeks now until one of the U.K.'s leading exhibition - the much awaited ExpoBonsai U.K.
Enthusiasts from across the world will be visiting to view high quality bonsai, from individuals across the U.K. After such a long period without bonsai shows, this fantastic event is certain to be packed and is definitely one not to miss!
The EBPC will, as always be trading at this event, and we look forward to bringing you some of the best bonsai pots currently available from Europe and from Japan.
Please drop by the EBPC stand and say hi!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here is a brief overview of parts of the show from the EBPC perspective.
EBPC Trade Stand
EBPC Focus: EBSS Exhibition trees in European made bonsai pots
This year, a large number of the trees in the exhibition were in high quality European bonsai pots, in addition to Japanese or antique Chinese containers, which made selecting the 'EBPC Best Match European Pot and Tree' winner a difficult task. After much deliberation however, three of the EBPC member potters and myself all agreed on the eventual outcome.
EBPC Award for the 'EBSS Best Match Bonsai Pot and Tree 2019'
As can be seen above, many of the trees were beautifully paired with their European pots, so this was a difficult call to make, however, each of the judges were in agreement on the winner - this beautiful Ulmus Carpinifolie in a shallow rectangular Bryan Albright bonsai pot by Martin Nielson of Denmark.
An explanation of our thoughts ...
- The width of the pot is perfect; it does not 'clash' with the foliage by being the same width, and as the tree is taller than it is wide, the pot width is less than the width of the foliage spread, and by just the right amount.
- The shallow profile of this pot gives this composition a landscape impression of a tree in an open field.
- The shallow pot depth also enhances the trunk of the tree.
- The straight lines of the rectangle balance the composition and harmonise with the feminine characteristics of the tree.
- This shape does not clash with the round foliage mass as a round pot might.
- The soft glaze in blue with hints of light browns compliments beautifully the colours of the autumnal turning leaves.
- The 'shibui' form of the pot, together with this soft yet vibrant glaze, do not overpower the tree - but act to emphasise the trunk and the beautiful colour within the well ramified foliage mass.
There were also around 10 EBPC potter members trading themselves, and it was wonderful to catch up with them and our customers and friends from around Europe. A final thank you must go out to the incredible organisers of this event, Fred and Stephanie Chenal, whose tireless work throughout the year make it possible for so many to gain enjoyment from such a well organised and friendly event. ... See you next year!
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!
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!
9th Heathrow Bonsai Show 2018
EBPC Trading & tree display for Maidstone B.S.
Trophy for best 'European Bonsai Pot / Tree combo'
The trophy is now finished and these great pictures from designer Nino in Croatia show the trophy off in all its glory. Nino does a lot of design work for Harry at Bonsai4Me.com and for the EBPC and as always, has risen to the challenge and smashed all expectations!
A huge thank you to Nino and Harry, and also to Fred & Stephanie for organising and hosting European Bonsai San Show! You do a phenomenal job!
We look forward to seeing you all there!
The European Bonsai Potter Collective has therefore become a member of the ABE and are proud to support this great organisation, and to help spread the great Spanish bonsai pottery to bonsai enthusiasts around the world.
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Articles are written by Alex Rudd unless otherwise stated.
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