Friday 10:00 AM
Professional round table + Q&A: NA Natives for Bonsai
Our panel of professional bonsai artists will discuss pros/cons of several North American native species (with a focus on species native to the midwest region) for bonsai. There will be several examples of native trees brought for display that were collected by members of the Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis. Members of the audience will have a chance to ask questions of the panel.
Saturday 2:30 PM
Professional round table + Q&A: Transitioning raw collected or field-grown trees to bonsai
Our panel of professional bonsai artists will talk about techniques and strategies to transition your trees and expedite them on their bonsai journey. Some topics discussed will include achieving taper, wound-healing, sacrifice branches, and grafting techniques. Members of the audience will also have a chance to ask questions of the panel.
Sunday 9:30 AM
Potter round table + Q&A
Professional potters Vicki Chamberlin, April Grigsby, Byron Myrick, and Nao Tokutake will discuss their journeys in bonsai pottery, favorite clay types, glazes, and preferred techniques for shaping and firing. Members of the audience will also have a chance to ask questions of the panel.