Wild Things Bonsai Studio
13262 Kaufman Ave. NW
Hartville, Ohio 44632
Dale began studying bonsai in 1978 . He studied
with Ohio bonsaiman Keith Scott during the late
'80's. Dale and a partner started Wild Things
Bonsai Nursery on a part-time basis in 1989
while they worked for G.E. Medical Systems, and
Dale went full-time with the business in 1995.
“Wild Things Bonsai Studio” is a full-service
dealer of domestic and imported bonsai. He also
sells collected specimens native to the United
States. Included in sales inventory are pottery,
tools and other bonsai accessories including
oriental art objects.
Dale has been producing his own hand-built,
one-of-a-kind stoneware "Wild Things" bonsai
pottery for 12 years now and in 2001 won 2nd
place (modern category) in the National Bonsai
Foundation's First North American Bonsai Pot
Competition that was held in conjunction with the
Asian Arts Festival which celebrated the 25th
anniversary of the bonsai collection at the
National Arboretum in Washington D.C. In the
later part of 2002 Dale renamed the pottery
portion of his business to “Yakimono no Kokoro”
(Heart of Fired Things) as he felt a more fitting name was needed to express that part of the business.
Dale had a bonsai container in the “From The Hands Of” bonsai pottery display in the 2005 World
Bonsai Convention in Washington D.C., and, one of his trees was also chosen for the 5th World Bonsai
Convention display. The tree was a collected American Larch which was potted in a bonsai container
that Dale made specifically for the
Dale has twice entered photographs of
a personal tree in the World Bonsai
Photo Contest and each time had the
tree selected in the top 100 entries.
He also specializes in the sales of
many varieties of power wood carving
tools for use in bonsai styling , and is
the USA importer/distributor for the
“Samurai” line of bonsai power wood
Dale is a founder of the Akron/Canton
Bonsai Society and has served as
President and Vice President . He is
also a past President and Vice
President of the Cleveland Bonsai
Club. He was a member of the Board
of Directors of the American Bonsai
Society for two terms.
Dale maintains his bonsai business
and garden in Hartville, Ohio. He also
travels throughout the United States to
vend at conventions and teach bonsai
and pottery workshops and
demonstrations. He has been a vendor
at many national conventions and
symposiums over the years and was
the only American vendor at the 3rd.
World Bonsai Convention in Seoul, Korea in 1997.
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