RMBS Live Auction 2021 April 20th, 7pm

Updated: Apr 19

Hello RMBS members!


RMBS has a long history of live and silent auctions that serve the dual purpose of allowing members to circulate tools, containers, workshop time, and plant material at more affordable prices and raise additional funding for the club.


The funding raised is used for a variety of purposes, but along with our dues it helps to create bonsai content, bring guest artists for lecture and demos, and fund our annual show.


To that end, and as promised in previous club emails this year, we have some photos and descriptions of items that are being donated for the RMBS 2021 Live Auction. This will be a smaller auction than in the past, due to its remote nature.


Our auctioneer this year will be Paul Gilbert, and the Auction will take place in April. Emails to follow. You must be an RMBS member to attend and bid. There will be reserve prices on some of the items.


__________________________________________________________________________________________ Item #1: Ficus Natalensis

Donator : David McPeters

Description: Ficus Natalensis on deadwood (strangler style)

Started from rooted cuttings in 2015. Current height is 27 inches from soil to top

Repotted into Bill Sample pot 2018. Pot is 12.5 inches diameter and 3 inches high

It is currently wired.




Item # 2: Half day workshop or study session with Larry Jackel - 1/3

Donator: Larry Jackel

Description: This is 1 of 3 spots in a half day workshop/study session with Larry. Topics/time/location are TBD. Larry is an excellent artist, author, teacher, travelling demonstrator, collector, and curator at DBG. He has many years of experience and is an excellent teacher and mentor to many of our club members.


Item # 3: Half day workshop or study session with Larry Jackel - 2/3

Donator: Larry Jackel

Description: This is 1 of 3 spots in a half day workshop/study session with Larry. Topics/time/location are TBD. Larry is an excellent artist, author, teacher, travelling demonstrator, collector, and curator at DBG. He has many years of experience and is an excellent teacher and mentor to many of our club members.


Item # 4: Half day workshop or study session with Larry Jackel - 3/3

Donator: Larry Jackel

Description: This is 1 of 3 spots in a half day workshop/study session with Larry. Topics/time/location are TBD. Larry is an excellent artist, author, teacher, travelling demonstrator, collector, and curator at DBG. He has many years of experience and is an excellent teacher and mentor to many of our club members.





Item #5: Assorted Japanese Production pots, minor wear

Donator: Bob Randall

Description: This lot is 8 Japanese production pots. A couple have some minor chips, but most are in fine condition. These are typically great training pots that are a little deeper than a show pot might be. I've listed out the approximate sizing in conjunction with the order of photos.

  1. 11.75 x 10 x 2.75

  2. 10.25 x 2

  3. 10.5 x 8 x 2.75

  4. 12.5 x 10 x 3.5

  5. 11 x 7 x 12.75

  6. 10.5 x 7.5 x 2.5

  7. 7.5 x 5.5 x 2.75

  8. 8.75 x 6 x 1.5



Item #6: Rocky Mountain Juniper

Donator: Dan and Steve from Backcountry Bonsai

Description: A beautiful medium sized RMJ with a lot of potential. This is a high quality piece collected in Wyoming by some of our expert collector-members. If you've ever seen their website or trees after a skilled artist gets ahold of them, you'll know what a treat it is to see one of these trees being donated. https://www.backcountrybonsai.com/




Item #7: Oval Bonsai pot By Neal Murphy(Nikaya Bonsai Pottery) 3.75" tall x 7" wide

Donator: Will Kerns

Description: A nice small pot for a shohin sized tree or accent plant. Unique glaze pattern with drips and strong feet.




Item #8: Half day workshop with Todd Schlafer

Donator: Todd Schlafer