Among her many accomplishments in both bonsai and suiseki: founding member of Bonsai and Suiseki Clubs and Associations, President of the National College of Bonsai and Suiseki Instructors (which she helped found) from 1999-2008 and is currently the committee Chair for Suiseki Ethics and Didactics. She has authored articles that have appeared in French, English, Spanish, Swiss and Chinese magazines and her stones appear in many publications and websites. She has won many awards including the BCI 2008 excellence award and the 2009 Gold medal of the World Bonsai Congress.
Chiara is in the U.S. to present at the ABS/BCI Bonsai in the Bluegrass Symposium in Louisville, Kentucky in June. We are very fortunate to have Chiara visit us and share her vast experience of viewing stones. Here are just a few of the images of Chiara's stones from her website. If you'd like to learn more about Chiara visit her website at: www.padrini.it/zen/index-en.htm.