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In Vivo Bonsai: On the Highway with Mark Passerrello

            Within the eighth episode of the Bonsai Time Podcast, my co-host Kevin recorded an interview with CBS president and native potter Mark Passerrello whereas they have been en path to a bonsai workshop. Kevin and Mark went over how Mark discovered himself on the earth of bonsai, his strategy to bonsai ceramics, and constructing confidence in a world filled with imposter syndrome as he began his enterprise Historic Artwork Bonsai. Mark now frequently sells the pots he makes at native Columbus artwork occasions in addition to accent crops and bonsai timber for newbie audiences (see footage under). Kevin and Mark additionally mentioned their experiences with bonsai golf equipment and the way golf equipment could possibly be made extra welcoming to new members in addition to Mark’s mild strategy to catching the curiosity of the general public throughout outreach occasions. Get pleasure from!

            Mark is one among a number of distinguished bonsai artists who can be in attendance & merchandising on the upcoming Columbus Bonsai Society fiftieth Annual Present going down in September. See right here or for extra data.

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Mark’s wares he bought finally 12 months’s CBS present.

Mark’s willow leaf ficus.

Two extra ficus additionally by Mark.

Mark is very succesful with shohin and mame shows. The weathered wooden on this show provides a really rustic high quality! The timber pictured listed below are an area elm / Ulmus selection that has been cultivated by bonsai artists for years.

A few of Mark’s / dwarf jades / Portulacaria afra.

Mark’s Oak seedling on an uncovered root stand.

A few of Mark’s accent crops in his handmade pots.

A mame-sized pot from Mark subsequent to one among his mud huts.

Some lanterns to be used in penjing shows have been additionally made by Mark.
Extra examples of Mark’s handmade pots. He focuses on designs which are “wabi sabi” or lovely due to their imperfections. This normally means he makes textured designs which have a country really feel. Subsequent 12 months I am going to definitely be placing extra timber into his pots!



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