I started to make bonsai being self-taught at the age of 13, stimulated by a present from my parents. After some years, I needed to compare my experience and my passion with other people.

In 1999, I met Salvatore Liporace and his bonsai school. After a period of improvement with Donato Danisi and Patrizia Cappellaro De Martino, in 2000 I started my apprenticeship at Studio Botanico. In this way, I have been able to learn and live bonsai day by day, season after season. For three years, I had the opportunity to "breathe" bonsai art in a stimulating and international place where I met many new friends that share my passion.

I was in the group of demonstrators in several national and international congresses. In 2006, I won the competition for the selection of "New Italian Talent", so I represented Italy at the European congress 2007 in Belgium, where I won the third prize. In 2005, I started cooperating with an important bonsai nursery (OltreilVerde in Cernusco sul Naviglio), for maintenance and restyling of bonsai masterpieces.

In 2009 I became an IBS instructor. Many enthusiasts and collectors entrust their bonsai to me for restyling and preparation for exhibition. Many works of mine are published on various European catalogues. I take care of bonsai lessons in Amici del Verde BonsaiClub. I am going on along this way with all the people I meet...

Alfredo Salaccione

 

 

 

 
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