The winter edition of the PBA Newsletter is out and features Museum volunteer turned bonsai apprentice Danny Coffey. Danny breaks down his approach in restyling a really cool shimpaku. Get the complete article here.
You can also follow Danny’s journey as an apprentice on his blog “Tree the People“.
The Potomac Bonsai Association(PBA) has been a long time supporter of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. Their redesigned newsletter titled “Clippings” comes out each quarter with the most recent issue featuring two Museum volunteers. Chris Baker, who served are our summer apprentice, and Danny Coffey currently apprenticing at Aichien in Nagoya. To download PBA newsletters. click here.
Earlier this year I introduced Museum volunteer Danny Coffey. Danny had just embarked on a 3 month trial apprenticeship at the distinguished Aichi-en bonsai nursery in Nagoya.
After a brief trip back to the states, Danny has returned to Aichi-en to begin his formal apprenticeship.
Before returning to Japan, Danny continued to volunteer at the Museum. Here Danny (left) helps out Curator Jack Sustic and myself tidy up John Naka’s Goshin.
Danny and I conducted public demos at the Museum on May 14th in celebration of World Bonsai Day.
In the tradition of his senpai, Peter Tea, Danny is sharing his own experiences at Aichi-en on his bonsai periodical Tree the People. Danny is also be posting photos on Instagram under the account “Tree The People” . So far he has several informative posts on Trident Maples with a lot a great pictures. Show your support for Danny by subscribing to Tree the People.
Happy New Year! 2012 marked a hugh year for the Capital Bonsai Blog with over 24,000 views in 2012. Capital Bonsai has also expanded into the realm of YouTube with more videos planned for 2013.
To further raise the profile of Capital Bonsai a new logo has been designed by my friend and Bonsai Museum volunteer Danny Coffey.
Danny, a graphic designer by trade, has recently decided to take his love of bonsai to the next level and as of Jan 1st is on his way to Japan to begin his trial apprentice with Mr. Junichiro Tanaka of Aichi-en. If accepted, Danny will begin his formal multi-year appreticeship following in the footsteps of current Aichien apprentice Peter Tea.
Fortunatly for Danny, he already has experienced some of the tasks of an apprentice, namely manual labor. All of us at the Bonsai Museum will miss him and are very excited for him to return with all the knowledge and expereice he will undoubtly aquire.