Michael Ryan Bell Saturday Presenter

Michael Ryan Bell will be one of our presenters on Saturday 7th October:


Who is this Guy?

My name is Ryan Bell and I’ve been collecting bonsai pots since 2011, a year after I began pursuing bonsai seriously, and I now have an extensive collection. After coming across a container without any information, I decided to research bonsai containers, and have since made it my specialty and passion. I have travelled extensively to clubs and conventions in an effort to improve appreciation of ceramics in bonsai art.

My mission is to encourage appreciation of the art of bonsai pottery through accurate information, images, and history. My website is extensive with numerous articles about Japanese potters and bonsai container history, and includes the most extensive Chop, Signature, and Seal database in print, in any language. Lots of great information. To start learning about Bonsai Containers, come to Bonsai Europa 2017.


Michael Ryan Bell – Bonsai Pots from Eric Schrader on Vimeo.

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Helpers wanted for Bonsai Europa 2017

Please complete THIS FORM if you wish to be a helper at the event.

Being part of a big event as a helper is great fun, you get to meet up and see things come together before the general public do. You also get first pick of traders as they set up on Friday! We are offering helpers B&B bunkhouse accommodation close to the event for £15 per night. Helpers also get exclusive ‘special branch’ shirts and hats to wear during the event and to keep afterwards.

Helpers are need to assist with the setting up and breaking down of the event. During the event they will support security and administration.