David Sampson

Website  : www.djsampson.com
Japanese suiseki
Typology / Origin : Yojuro-ishi
Width : 22cm. 
As with many collectors, my love of suiseki came from my association with bonsai, as we know, the two art forms are very closely linked.
In my early interest I travelled around the in search of suitable stones and when found carved my own daiza to display them.
Unfortunately, the is not a good country in which to find suiseki and it was very frustrating not being able to pursue my growing passion and add to my collection, this being the case, I decided the only way to continue was to purchase suiseki.
With my keenness for World travel I started to visit the Far East and while there searched for dealers where I could buy good stones, being exposed to stones from these countries I found my interest being influenced by them and today my collection reflects this - comprising mostly of Japanese suiseki
FURUYA-ISHI, Japanese suiseki
Origin: Wakayama prefecture,
Size: 8 x 3 x 4 inches (20 x 7.5 x 10 cm)   
Daiza: Carved from rosewood, in the traditional
 Furuya-ishi design.  
Comments: As befitting with a suiseki of this high quality, it has twice been exhibited (1994 and 1999) at the Meihinten, the annual exhibition of the Nippon Suiseki Association for which only the finest suiseki are chosen for display.
The suiseki has been named "Zuiunkyo", which is written
 on the lid of it's kiri bako (storage box).
Some years ago I decided to start a website to share my collection with other enthusiasts and offer a few of my stones which I was happy to pass on. I very much enjoy the interaction with other stone collectors my website brings.
Japanese suiseki
Typology / Origin : Kamuikotan-ishi
Width : 33cm.