Willow Bonsai Academy


Venue: Willow Bonsai Shop in Freeborn str, Die Wilgers, Pta

Time: 9am - 3pm


Carving helps us to create wonderful natural deadwood where would otherwise have large scars or cuts on our trees. We will be discussing how to carve to create taper with machines and especially hand carving.

This class will cover the following:

  • Hand carving
  • International techniques of hand carving
  • Machine carving
  • Basics of carving design
  • Wood grain and live vein usage
  • Safety aspects
  • When to carve...


Items to bring: A tree that we can carve that has a hard wood eg. Wild olive, Celtis, Buddleja, Junipers, Chinese Elm and Maple. Bonsai tools, carving machines, hand carving tools and some snacks for the day.

Wire and tools are also available in the shop on the day.


Spaces are limited

06 Carving Class 20 June 2020



    Antony Smith 083 437 1707

    Mavourneen Smith 082 314 1158

    Freeborn str, Die Wilgers, Pretoria, South Africa

    Proud honorary member of EBPC