Michael’s interest in bonsai stemmed from training in the martial arts and having an overall interest in Asian culture. But it was a visit to Epcot during the Flower & Garden Festival where there were many exquisite bonsai on display that set everything in motion. He then set out to learn all that he could about this “living art form”. Joining the Central Florida Bonsai Club was his first step down the path. Involvement in the club led to study group opportunities and the introduction to many Bonsai artists. He then began intensive studies with Erik Wigert thru his monthly advanced workshop course, one on one instruction, and special workshop events
Michael has also had the opportunity to work with and learn from other acclaimed artists such as Pedro Morales, Guy Guidry, Suthin Sukosolvisit, Mike Rogers, Toby Diaz, David Easterbrook, Kathy Shaner, Kora Dalager, Enrique Castano, and Marc Noelanders.
In 2011 Michael began long term studies with Ryan Neil, apprentice to Master Masahiko Kimura for six years in Japan. “Training with Ryan has given Michael the opportunity to work with the some of the best collected material that can be found in the United States”. Some of the trees they work on are over 1,000 years old. These studies coupled with his continued training with Erik and completing the 1st year of a 3 year intensive Tropical program with Pedro Morales gives Michael an extremely well rounded approach to bonsai. Michael is dedicated to learning and sharing the art of bonsai, and from that passion Feduccia’s Bonsai was born.
“Best Shohin” – Wigert’s Cup 2010 – Judged by Pedro Morales
Tree accepted to the “2nd National Bonsai Exhibition” in Rochester, NY – Hosted by William Valavanis
“Runner-Up” – Florida State Scholarship Competition 2010 – Judged by Robert Steven
“People’s Choice Award” – Asian Fest 2011 – Voted by General Public for the Feduccia’s Bonsai Logo Tree
“Best Ogata” – Southeast Regional Bonsai Show 2011 in Nashville, TN – Judged by Ryan Neil
“Viewer’s Choice Award” – Southeast Regional Bonsai Show 2011 – Voted by General Public
TRAVEL & SERVICES
Demonstrations, workshops, critique, collection maintenance, event vending, and group or private instruction from beginner to advanced level. Michael is willing to travel locally, nationally, or internationally. Local travel up to 150 miles from Plant City @ $0.30 a mile plus session fee. Over 150 miles or national and international travel will require boarding and expenses. Michael is willing to stay in a club member’s home.