REVIEW OF MARKET DAY – Feb 7th, 2021
It was a hot day for the market, but we had a good crowd brave the heat and there was lots of good bonsai items on offer. A big thank you to all the members that helped out on the day to make it run as smoothly as possible.
So it has been and gone – what a shocker of a day! That may have been the hottest day we have had so far this year. We had all 32 tables taken and huge variety of pots, tools, slabs, stock trees, finished bonsai and medium available. Some sellers nearly sold out and most covered the cost of their tables many times over. We had 220 come through the door and at times a conversation was very hard. Lots of new people called in to have a look and we hope the many people who indicated an interest will join the club. Thanks to the many volunteers who made the day possible, as well as the Market Day Sub Committee who spent may hours planning the day.
Here is a summary of what was there:
Hand Crafted Items: Lindsay Bebb, Chairman of World Bonsai Friendship Federation, has been building a collection of Bonsai Stands, Display Boards (Jita) and other items for several years and at this Market Day he and Glenis will be offering a selection of items priced from inexpensive to well priced, depending on the type of timber and complexity of crafting. Items for sale here are made from 17 different types of timber, 15 of which are native and the few items in this photo for example, are priced from $22 to $450. All items are made by Lindsay. All Jita are sanded to the same high standard on both sides so that they can be used in either direction or either side. Some are sanded to an extremely fine finish and come with their own, felt lined, signed Kiri Box for storage protection. Because all items are hand crafted, each is unique.
Clerodendrums: These clerodendrums are from a well known Bundaberg grower who will be at the Market Day. These are a few of the trees he will be bringing along – some are still growing!
Bonsai Stands and Pots: This well known club member will be selling some pots and the magnificent bonsai stands he makes. If you don’t find a stand to the exact sizes you need, he is happy to take commissions.
Pumise, sieves, drift wood etc: This vendor will be selling pumice in 25L bags, sieves, bonsai stands and drift wood, books and freeform pots.
Pots of all kinds: From one of the potters who will be selling at the Market Day: “There will be a variety of pots including large and medium rounds and ovals, slab type pots, moon pots crescents, freeform, kusamono and accent pots. there will be some discounted pots also.”
Slabs, burls and kusamon: This vendor will be selling lovely slabs and burls as well as kusamon displays.