PSBA - Who We Are

Puget Sound Bonsai Association is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the education of its members and the general public in the art and culture of bonsai. Club members have bonsai experience that ranges from beginner to recognized experts in the art. PSBA holds regularly scheduled club meetings featuring demonstrations and educational programs by national and international bonsai artists. The club also stages public shows and participates in community events where members' trees are showcased. PSBA was formed in 1973.

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PSBA General Meeting - February 25th at CUH - Guest Artist Austin Heitzman

Austin Heitzman is a furniture maker based in Portland Oregon. He specializes in custom furniture and bonsai stands made from locally salvaged city trees. His pieces are influenced by a deep love of nature and an appreciation for Japanese art cultivated through his exploration of bonsai. Austin likes to contrast refined carving and clean lines with the natural defects in the tree making each piece a collaboration between himself and nature. 

Austin's presentation will detail traditional bonsai display; how to pair an appropriate stand with your tree and pot, and correct use of a jita for an accent. It will also go over contemporary American bonsai display and creative use of wooden material to make your display stand out.