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Post  Jeremy on Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:17 am

Hi,
Dragon are hosting an all day workshop today.
All is ready.
We await our guests for the day workshop here at the Dragon's lair.
We have a number of trees ready for the participants to select and work on. No doubt more trees will arrive throught out the day.




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I plan a update every hour or so everyone progress on their trees. Watch this space.
Hope someone turns up. Rolling Eyes

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Post  Jeremy on Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:33 am

Phew...........
9.30am

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Anthony Stribling of Wessex, Warminster and Dragon bonsai societies, Malcolm Driffield, (Esq) and Manuel Gonzalel of Wessex and John Pitt international bonsai and ceramic artist arrived.
Result.... thumbs up

Coffee and a chat to start, then we discussed pots.
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Anthony reunites John with one of his early pots.


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Post  Jeremy on Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:25 am

...and the trees start appearing out of the back of van and cars.





The boys select their trees to work on.

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Post  Jeremy on Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:32 am

Chris looks very happy with Lewis's handy work.
A commisioned slab for Chris's larch group.


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Post  Jeremy on Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:39 am

John Pitt shows Dan Butler his itogawa juniper.
John steamed the deadwood into an arched spiral.

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Post  Bear on Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:17 pm

Looks like another great day at the dragons lair , good to see Dan there Brian Very Happy

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Post  Jeremy on Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:01 pm

Dan carving his box.




We tried sand blasting, it needs a courser grit, made the deadwood a little too smooth. Next time.





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Post  Tony on Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:43 pm

Looks like you guys are having a lot of fun... who let Pitt get his hands on there tree!!! Twisted Evil

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Re: Dragon Saturday workshop live...

Post  Jeremy on Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:14 pm

Hi Tony,
John says "Hang your phone up" lol!

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Post  chris on Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:04 pm

Just got back in after going out for a meal with most of the people here today.
Great day, great people, really great to be involved

Regards Chris

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Dragon boot sale

Post  Bob Bailey on Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:31 pm

Hi Chris and jerry
thanks for a great day,good food,great company and a chance to grab yourself a bargain and talk bonsai all day! A definate date in the diary next year.
Cheers BB Terry and Reg
P.S the homemade Welshcakes were delicious !

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Post  chris on Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:15 pm

Thankyou Bob for your kind words
The very fact that Terry, Reg and yourself attend our shows means a lot to us, we are privileged
See you in two weeks

Regards Chris

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Post  Smithy on Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:34 pm

What a great weekend that was. Thanks for your hospitality Chris,already looking forward to next year.


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Post  chris on Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:57 am

Hi Smithy,
You are always more than welcome.
Cant wait to see the pics Jerry posts today

Regards Chris

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Our joy of bonsai

Post  Jeremy on Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:44 am

chris wrote:Hi Smithy,
You are always more than welcome.
Cant wait to see the pics Jerry posts today
Regards Chris

Hi,
Just a few pictures to start and an small explanation.

The saturday workshop with all bonsai artists, the trees, tools, etc. never really go going. we did work on a few trees, but the mood was one of discussion and reflection on the possible future of the trees, plus there was a huge amount of laughter and fun during the sessions.

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Saturday workshop trees

Post  Jeremy on Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:59 pm

The trees that on Saturday that were worked on.

A fine itogawa juniper.


John removes the wire holding the deadwood spiral.



With all the wire removed, John used jinxing pliers to further shape the deadwood.


it was agreed Manuel liked the end result.


Dan's privet.


...at the end of the day.


Dan also brought in a tall twin trunk box he had dug. Lots of ideas. Lots of possible futures. one for the future workshops.


a procumben tanuki


As a group we did work on this scots pine, but i can't find any pictures during or after?
I found them.


The boy discuss the options


Direction agreed, we set to work wiring, trimming and shaping.




...at the end of the day.











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Post  Jeremy on Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:18 pm

Sunday we held our bonsai car boot and auction.
The weather was very kind to us again and many bonsai buddies arrived for the days bargains and with cash to spend.
The auction started at midday. Far too many people wanted to get into the poly tunnel.


The auction went off with a bang. Many items at great prices. Everyone attending went away with a bargain or 3.



Over the 2 days the atmosphere was great. Bonsai and more bonsai in a relaxed, sharing and informal way. Lots of smiling faces on new and old bonsai friendship.

I feel those attending did themselves and the art of bonsai, a power of good this weekend and I hope others felt the same. cheers

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Alcove

Post  Jeremy on Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:30 pm

With all this going on sunday, there was very little time to have our usual alcove photo shot.
here are a few we did manage.

Smithy's welcoming alcove.



Roy's potentilla








John H.'s juniper


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Post  Jeremy on Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:35 pm

Straight after the auction, the less experienced availed themselves of the many experienced, (not to say ancient), bonsai artists on hand to advise and work on their recently won auction trees.


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Post  Tony on Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:36 pm

I was stuck in the garden all weekend... did not even make the Wirral Show either! great event Jerry and Chris and to all your helpers. thumbs up

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Post  chris on Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:44 pm

Hi Jerry,
Fantastic pics again
Smithys little elm looks good in the alcove and that with the shrine scroll seemed very fitting for the whole feeling of the weekend.

Roys Potentilla is a little beauty, great nebari and trunk diameter

John H's juniper was always special but with the refinement work of recently its better again

Regards Chris

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Post  Jeremy on Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:47 pm

Finally,
A few more trees at the event, either won at the auction or brought to display.






I would like to thank everyone that supported Dragon's weekend informal bash. Members and guests alike.
You all gave so much to make this event a such a joy to attend.
"Your all my best mate you are". drunken I love you ThumbsUp


Dragon would like to invite you all to attend next year their Saturday workshop, bonsai auction and car boot sale and be part of this great weekend.
Dates etc. will be decided soon.
We have to consult our weather guru to ensure fine weather and she is asleep right now. Sleep Wink Twisted Evil flower

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Dragon weekend bash. The movie.

Post  Jeremy on Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:50 pm

Hi,
Yep, sorry it's private. i'll try and sort it.

I put together a short presentation on my new imac of the Dragon weekend bash.



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Post  john pitt on Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:30 pm

WOW,
what a weekend, the atmospere at the Dragons lair is truly remarkable, everyone, without exception, seems intent on enjoying every minute of this event, my thanks to all involved, a special thanks to Chris for welcoming us all into his place, (and burning a burger or two) Laughing, not forgetting the ladies with the cakes and making the tea.

Personal thanks to Jerry(and his family) for giving me a bed, and cooking breakfast.(eggs from the chucks out back, a real treat)

sold and bought a few things at the car boot, and grabbed a couple of real bargains at the auction, al in all a weekend to be remembered, made some new friends as well, nicw to meet Smithy, Dan (thanks for the info) and of course Manuel, first time I met him, felt like we been friends forever.

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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:46 pm

Looks like you all had an excellent time Very Happy Jerry. I tried to watch the video but it says its private and won't let me look Sad

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