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Bonsai Mirai is a company, a place, a practice, an ethos. This is our space to discuss all things bonsai, design, and the intersection of these worlds.

Bonsai Mirai: Asymmetry Bonsai Mirai

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 152 Ratings

Bonsai Mirai is a company, a place, a practice, an ethos. This is our space to discuss all things bonsai, design, and the intersection of these worlds.

    Steen Christensen

    Steen Christensen

    Teaching, growing, and cultivating trees for over 30 years–Steen Christensen walks us through one of the most cutting-edge landscaping projects in reforestation history. He shares personal insight on collecting seeds, preserving the genetics of the North American forests, and his focused attempts at curbing climate change.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Spring Garden Updates

    Spring Garden Updates

    Ryan and Ira recount the most recent bonsai shuffle caused by an unexpected (and unprecedented) April snowstorm, and take a trip down memory lane in honor of Mirai's 12th anniversary.

    • 48 min
    Eli Akins: Waldo Street Pottery

    Eli Akins: Waldo Street Pottery

    In this episode of Asymmetry, we sit down with Eli Akins—the proprietor of Waldo Street Pottery. Eli has a growing ceramic presence in the North American community. His work has taken on significant levels of evolution, which highlight his dedication to mastering the craft. Join us for a tremendous discussion of ceramics, the interaction and overlapping of music as a medium, and practicing bonsai. 

     

    To see more of Eli's work, check out his website www.waldostreetpottery.com/

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Jan Culek: The Quiet Rockstar

    Jan Culek: The Quiet Rockstar

    Jan Culek's lightweight stone slabs have unleashed the imagination at Mirai, bringing compositions to life that would otherwise not be possible. In a recent, long-anticipated visit to Mirai from his native Czech Republic, Jan takes a break from styling in the workshop to have a conversation with Ryan and Ira about his journey into stone, why he doesn't like pots, and what's next in the journey of one of the most innovative bonsai professionals working in Europe today.

     

    For more of Jan Culeks's work, see www.bonsaimirai.com.

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Kate Brelje

    Kate Brelje

    In this episode of Asymmetry, we deviate away from our standard bonsai geekery to share in an engaging conversation with Kate Brelje, a doctoral candidate at Temple University. Tune in this week as Kate walks us through her thesis study on plant care and the ethics that surround our relationships with plants.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Jonathan Cross - Return of the Soda Fire

    Jonathan Cross - Return of the Soda Fire

    In this episode of Asymmetry, we celebrate the release of a new soda fired ceramics collection from Jonathan Cross. Travel back in time, and into the future of his soda firing journey, and see these incredible geometric vessels, now available only on Mirai Goods.

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

Gbiddle2482 ,

Great podcast!

Bonsai and much more. Ryan Is a good friend of mine. I love hearing his interviews of professionals in bonsai, arts and fields of study. Great information and its almost like being in the conversation

Slam8504 ,

Long Commute=Bonsai Knowledge

Favorite podcast by far. Thank you for adding so much value to the time I spend commuting! Sean

MaybNexYr Bear fan 77 ,

Thanks

Look forward to each and every podcast. Great stuff.

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