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Ikebana Vases

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A few old arrangements...

Each piece is formed using a unique process which allows a simple pinch pot to develop into a vessel of large proportions. Only the hands and simple hand tools are used, and textures are often achieved using various found objects, even pieces of drift wood. As the piece is shaped and expanded, an organic form is created, with texture and shape becoming one. Ultimately finished with matt or satin glazes, the the impression of an object from the sea shore, the woods, or the mountains is achieved. Symbolic of the earth and natural growth processes, these containers are ideally suited to art of ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, as well as being intriguing sculptural objects in their own right.

Many thanks for encouragement from:

Barbara Ward - my wife and collaborator in clay.

Anne Ward - my mother, gardener, horticuture & flower judge.

Soho Sakai - Sensei, Sogetsu Ikebana School.




"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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