evolution in bonsai and orchid pottery

One thing that has been evident to me since a very young age is my love for creating with my hands.

Through my personal and professional experiences, as well as my travels, I have encountered and embraced diversity in culture, food, art, and music. With the unwavering support of my husband, I am able to draw inspiration from these experiences and channel my creativity into crafting unique pottery.

Ceramics play a significant role in the art of bonsai and orchid cultivation. Finding the perfect pot is essential to giving your bonsai tree authenticity, as bonsai is an art form that respects the tree's natural environment. Similarly, selecting the appropriate orchid pot is crucial for enhancing the beauty and value of the orchid.

My creations are deeply influenced by my Japanese heritage. In 2016, I embarked on a journey into ceramics, where the merging of my passions transformed into my life's calling. "I firmly believe that immersing oneself in the disciplines of bonsai is crucial to fully grasp the essence of this timeless art." Recognizing the crucial link between ceramics and its artistic applications, both ancient and contemporary, I dedicate myself to crafting artisan bonsai pots and orchid pots.

Today, I am privileged to share my passion with the world. In discovering this deep connection between my pursuits and purpose, I have truly found my Ikigai.

the artist

With mixed heritage roots, I was born in the Philippines, and my family immigrated to Toronto before I turned one year old.

Kagawong, located on the beautiful Island of Manitoulin in Ontario, is where my husband and I now call home. I met my husband in 2007, and we spent our summers in the family home (established in 1987). In 2017, I founded the Facebook group "Ontario Bonsai Community" with the hope of promoting the art of Bonsai across all regions of Ontario. The group has now grown to over four thousand members.

In 2020, we began the process of making Manitoulin our permanent residence. Living in Kagawong continues to enrich our lives with its beauty and tranquility. I strive to maintain a positive attitude and live my best life.

I am dedicated to practicing the traditional arts of bonsai, collecting exquisite orchids, and honing my skills as a ceramicist. As a full-time small-batch potter, I am able to align my passions and make pottery my vocation. You will often find me in the studio, creating artisan bonsai and orchid pots day and night, seven days a week.

events 2024

here is where creativity meets community! engaging gatherings, from workshop[s and exhibitions to showcases and special occasions.

the world of inspiration and discovery together with talented artists, thought leaders, and enthusiasts to share our common passions and expertise.

whether you're seeking to learn a new skill, connect with like-minded individuals or simply enjoy a memorable experience. stay updated on upcoming happenings.

join me In celebrating art and culture, and join us In celebrating art and culture, an be a part of my exciting journey of exploration and enrichment.

upcoming events

@ toronto zoo

may 18 - 19

toronto spring bonsai exhibition + sale

special events centre conservations clubhouse within the discovery zone

200 meadowvale rd. toronto, on M1B 5K6

live demos & raffle

two sales area

parking $15

Sponsorships: Wayne Malleau, Ray Shivrattan, National Bandk Financial, Campari Group, Radia Wealth

Associated Vendors: The Bonsai Guy, Crystal Star Nursery

summer market

jun 26 through sep

join me at the Kagawong Market every Wednesday

location: Kagawong Park Centre (parking lot and arena). 39 Henry Dr. Kagawong, ON P0P 1J0


July 19, 20, and 21st

manitoulin art tour 2024


the Manitoulin Fine Arts Association has evolved since the late 1900's. since 1986 arts and crafts exhibitions, workshops, annual lace camps and the annual “Meet the Artisans” events were organized under the leadership of the original Gore Bay Manitoulin Art Club. in 1999, artists within that club formed a separate branch as a continuation of growth, entitled the Manitoulin Fine Arts Association.

the newly formed organization established a mandate which includes professional development and a desire to participate in the juried Northern Ontario Artists Association’s annual exhibition. MFAA has grown to a membership of over 50 and as of 2003 incorporated as a non-profit organization.


to encourage the development of original visual art by providing opportunities for professional development, experimentation and exhibition. to encourage the appreciation of original visual art with in the group and in the community.

past events

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march 30-31st - pottery sale @ Kim's Nature

my love for bonsai and orchids and pottery has lead me to create one of a kind, handcrafted pots valued by every enthusiast. and what better place to have a premier event then Kim's nature.

may 1 - In collaborations with Mnaamodondzawin Health Services - Sex & Diverasity Program

supporting mental health, giving new esperiences to the 2SLGBTQIA community on Manitoulin Island.

may 5 bonsai pottery demo and worklshop @ Sault Pottery Guild

the Sault Ste Marie Pottery Guild is a small guild, always wanting to find new and interesting ways to play with clay.