In September 2014 Illawarra Bonsai Society held its annual Bonsai Workshop Weekend known as “The Tops”.
It featured a presentation on Penjing.
The highly regarded Bonsai artist, Janet Selby, drew these remarkable caricatures of the presenters.
A bonsai friend had this magnificent green marble tray tucked away in back of her shadehouse. She also had a collection of greenish Serpentine rocks that matched the tray beautifully.
I had never then and neither since seen a green marble tray – just the white ones.
So, I said; “if ever you want to sell it ………” and now it’s mine!
With some friends help we used Selleys Plasti-Bond, mixed in some yellow, brown and black oxides to get the colour close to the Serpentine, before adding the hardener.