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The bonsai passion of Caroline Scott…

Don’t follow the others

François Gau is the winner of our 'New Innovative' prize (awarded at the European Bonsai San show, Saulieu, France). He is very creative and has an amazing collection of native bonsai.


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Everyday a little better

As a young boy Christian acquired his first bonsai, which unfortunately died. This, however, did not stop him.


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Bonsai Biker

The bonsai passion of Stefan Gmur. What was your professional education? I was educated as a toolmaker in the watch industry and afterwards completed my studies at the Fachhochschule as a graduate engineer and business engineer. Today, I work as a divisional manager for one of the world’s largest manufacturers…...


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Trial and error

Self-taught, Pavel Slovák, started doing bonsai while still in military service. Through hard work and many misfortunes he managed to create his very own style.


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The wild side

The bonsai passion of Marcial Yuste Blasco.

Wearing my signature

The bonsai passion of Jörg Derlien Styling and care for the tree should fit together like a hand in a glove, according to Jörg Derlien I bought a few seeds and pots, but this went horribly wrong What was your training? I am a Media Designer and Product Photographer in

A different way

The bonsai passion of Torben Brenfeldt His first encounter with bonsai was not very positive, but Torben Brenfeldt was determined to master the art — in particular the art of shohin. What was your professional education? I was trained as a carpenter. Can you tell us how you got into…...


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Small imperfections

The bonsai passion of Francesco Santini Francesco learned bonsai from an early age. He has a veryoutspoken approach to bonsai and that’s not only about the material side of things What was your training? I’ve been studying for years to graduate in economy, working at the same time as an…...


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A better me

The bonsai passion of Guido Pozzoli Almost like the Karate Kid, Guido came in contact with bonsai through his ju-jitsu instructor. What was your professional education? I studied engineering, which gave me the right tools for organization, control and the management of my company. How did you get into bonsai?…...


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Post-apocalyptic

The fascinating bonsai world of Laurent Darrieux. Laurent Darrieux has practised bonsai for more than three decades. His work speaks of a unique approach, non-conformist and somewhat rebellious, too. What was your professional education? Like many artists, my education has taken a rather jerky path. I first went to cookery…...


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The showstopper

The bonsai passion of Nik Rozman Nik Rozman has won big prizes at shows with his bonsai, but one of his major achievements so far is winning Best of Show at the recent edition of the Saulieu show with his mugo pine. His aim is to create the ultimate showstopper…....


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Queen of The Emperor

Marija Hajdic’s passion for bonsai Marija Hajdic impressed both audience and jury at the Trophy 2019 show in Belgium with her majestic hornbeam (Carpinus orientalis), which she calls The Emperor. She works only with trees found locally in the fields where she also finds inspiration. What was your professional education?…...


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The Kokufu Lady

The bonsai passion of Cindy Verstraeten As one of the lucky few, Cindy Verstraeten managed to get her bonsai (Pinus densiflora) exhibited at the famous Kokufu-ten. Reason enough to ask this bonsai-impassioned woman how it all began. What brought you into bonsai? When we created a new koi pond in…...


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From father to son

The bonsai passion of Lukás Sirotný It was Lukás Sirotný’s father who taught him the basic bonsai skills. While still a student preparing himself for a career as an engineer, his life changed after attending a big bonsai congress. What was your training? I was born and raised in a…...


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The big adventure

The bonsai passion of Olivier Barreau It was in a garden centre and it was love at first sight. Soon after Olivier saw his first bonsai he was collecting trees himself. Following an apprenticeship at Salvatore Liporace’s bonsai studio in Milan, his bonsai adventure took wings What was your training?

Fan of naked trees

The bonsai passion of Sergio Cuan A huge fan of deciduous trees, Sergio Cuan, at first thought that bonsai might be just too difficult to grow. Sergio Cuan Born in: Havana, Cuba Married to: Laura Cuan Children: Isabella and Madeleine Education: Bachelor in Fine Arts, the Pratt Institute, New York…...


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