CANCELLED - 2nd Annual North Carolina - Lang Bonsai Containers - Kiln Opening
Friday, March 1st & Saturday March 2nd, 2019
Please join us - Download Event Brochure and Registration Form

Ron Lang, Sharon Edwards-Russell and Guest Artist, Danny Coffey welcome you to our ceramic studio in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC.  (Approximately 23.7 miles / 30 minutes south of Wilmington, NC).

Studio Location - 281 W Boiling Spring Rd, Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461 Hundreds of unique bonsai related containers will be on sale on site as we unload our kiln at 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 02, 2018. (Current Inventory is also for sale.)

Where to stay: PDF Download

Car Kiln 1
Car Kiln 2

Event Schedule

Friday, March 01, 2019 - 7:00 to 9:30PM - Welcome Reception and Illustrated Lectures:
  • Orientation to Participants Attending the Kiln Opening (visual record of the making of work for the kiln opening) – Ron & Sharon
  • Introduction Shimpaku Juniper Workshop – Danny Coffey
  • Open dialogue - Q & A encouraged - Light Refreshments - Free to Registered Participants

Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 5 PM

  • 8:30 AM – Onsite Registration for Workshops. Coffee, Tea and Danish
  • 9:00 AM to 11 AM - Kiln Opening and Sale
    Fee: $50.00 Advanced Registration Fee required to participate by February 15, 2019.
    Come help unload the kiln and see the results of the firing along with us for the first time. The registration deadline is February 15, 2019.  Your registration fee will be applied toward a pottery purchase separate from the workshop.
    It also helps to know if you are coming in advance, so that we have enough food for all.
    Note: Sorry no advanced orders this year
  • Questions at: ronlangpots@twc.com  or 717-513-8883 (cell or text)
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch Break – Grilled chicken, salads, chips and beverages free to participants.
  • 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM Shimpaku Juniper Workshop with Danny Coffey- (limited: 8 participants) Registrations will be on a first come first served basis.
    Workshop Fee:  $325.00        (Observers:  $25)
    Advanced Registration Fee required to participate by February 15, 2019.
  • The workshop will highlight the creative collaboration of Lang Bonsai Containers (Ron Lang & Sharon Edwards-Russell) and Danny Coffey. The plant material will be Shimpaku Juniper, around 7 years old which will be showcased by a unique Lang Bonsai Container. Throughout the workshop we’ll discuss basic concepts of design, make a plan and take action towards styling. Choosing the best front, potting angle and removing branches/making jin, as well as wiring primary branches. Additionally we’ll discuss how to properly prepare a container for bonsai, with wire and screen; before mounting the trees in their new containers.
  • The workshop fee is all inclusive so that the participants need only bring their tools, a good imagination and a desire for a fascinating experience.