After studying printmaking and painting in my early career, Robert discovered the art of
bonsai at the 1999 Carolina Bonsai Expo. At this point, he switched from paint to plants
and then began to explore pottery, specifically creating containers for his own bonsai.
He have always been interested in the process of making art, and now working in the
medium of clay, he enjoys the seemingly limitless array of possibilities available in the
forming, decorating, and firing techniques. Furthermore, combining ceramic forms with
horticultural arts, such as bonsai and flower arranging, has become his passion.
He received his B.F.A. in Painting and Art Education from Ohio University in
1999, and recently completed his M.A.Ed. from Western Carolina University focusing on
ceramics, bonsai, and their connections to art education. He currently lives in Mountain
Home, NC and teaches middle school art. He has a growing collection of bonsai.
Brandywine Bonsai Society is an educational organization and as a result, the material in this site may be copied for
educational purposes. If large portions are copied, we would appreciate attribution. We welcome links to this site.