In 2013, I received a gift of Chinese Elm Bonsai purchased from New England Bonsai Gardens. After a few workshops at NE Bonsai, I was completely hooked. Quickly, I acquired as many Bonsai trees as I could fit on the sunny window sill of my small apartment. Still craving more Bonsai in my life, I started to collect handmade Bonsai pots (much to my wife's dismay). In January 2019, I signed up for a pottery class to get out of the house during the New England winter, and have since then discovered a passion for making handmade Bonsai pots myself. I now create various Bonsai containers at a pottery studio in Somerville MA.