Author Archives: artofthedaiza

About artofthedaiza

Daiza maker and Bonsai Stand maker.

Making A Round Mame Stand

I have always wanted to make one of these round mame stands for trees, wire trees or stones. Most of the ones I have seen are made with poor joinery and poor painted finish on them. I was finally asked … Continue reading

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Cache Creek with the S.F. Suiseki Club!

Had a wonderful day collecting with the San Francisco Suiseki Club on April 16th, 2016!!! These are the stones I picked up (plus a couple I traded for on the way home that day). In the midst of all the … Continue reading

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You never know!

You never know what a little extra cleaning will do!!! I received this small Italian stone today and started cleaning it more. After an hour with wire wheels on my power carver and dental picks by hand, I found it … Continue reading

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Mini Shohin Stands!

For those of you who have been asking, the mini shohin stands are finally here! Not only do they work for shohin trees and small stones but also fit most of the shohin display stands I have sold. All joints … Continue reading

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Classification

A large list of classification of stonesĀ  from another site. Japanese Suiseki Classification The words “viewing stone” and “suiseki” are often used interchangeably in the Western world. However, they are not the same. The Japanese Art of Suiseki is much … Continue reading

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American Bonsai Show 2015 in Sacramento, Ca.

I felt very honored to see 8 of my stands and the tokonoma I built in the American Bonsai Club show this past weekend!

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Down Under

Thought I would share theĀ  displays of Frank Kelly down in Canberra Australia. He not only has beautiful bonsai but nice stones as well! The fist photo on the black cloth won a BCI medal!

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