Wild Things Bonsai Studio
13262 Kaufman Ave. NW
Hartville, Ohio 44632
Dale began studying bonsai in 1978 . He
studied with Ohio bonsaiman Keith Scott
during the late '80's. Dale and a partner
started Wild Things Bonsai Nursery on a part-
time basis in 1989 while they worked for G.E.
Medical Systems, and Dale went full-time with
the business in 1995. “Wild Things Bonsai
Studio” is a full-service dealer of domestic and
imported bonsai. He also sells collected
specimens native to the United States.
Included in sales inventory are pottery, tools
and other bonsai accessories including oriental
Dale has been producing his own hand-built,
one-of-a-kind stoneware "Wild Things" bonsai
pottery for 12 years now and in 2001 won 2nd
place (modern category) in the National Bonsai
Foundation's First North American Bonsai Pot
Competition that was held in conjunction with
the Asian Arts Festival which celebrated the
25th anniversary of the bonsai collection at the
National Arboretum in Washington D.C. In the
later part of 2002 Dale renamed the pottery
portion of his business to “Yakimono no Kokoro” (Heart of Fired Things) as he felt a more fitting
name was needed to express that part of the business.
Dale had a bonsai container in the “From The Hands Of” bonsai pottery display in the 2005 World
Bonsai Convention in Washington D.C., and, one of his trees was also chosen for the 5th World
Bonsai Convention display. The tree
was a collected American Larch
which was potted in a bonsai
container that Dale made specifically
for the tree.
Dale has twice entered photographs
of a personal tree in the World Bonsai
Photo Contest and each time had the
tree selected in the top 100 entries.
He also specializes in the sales of
many varieties of power wood carving
tools for use in bonsai styling , and is
the USA importer/distributor for the
“Samurai” line of bonsai power wood
Dale is a founder of the Akron/Canton
Bonsai Society and has served as
President and Vice President . He is
also a past President and Vice
President of the Cleveland Bonsai
Club. He was a member of the Board
of Directors of the American Bonsai
Society for two terms.
Dale maintains his bonsai business
and garden in Hartville, Ohio. He
also travels throughout the United
States to vend at conventions and
teach bonsai and pottery workshops
and demonstrations. He has been a
vendor at many national conventions and symposiums over the years and was the only American
vendor at the 3rd. World Bonsai Convention in Seoul, Korea in 1997.
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