We love ikebana.
“A successful Ikebana arrangement, in my eyes is one that creates a bit of movement or peacefulness or sometimes even discomfort.” Azzmin Frances
Connecting through a shared love of ikebana, flowers and nature.Julia Rush, Founder
When I started studying Ikebana, I was drawn not just to the beauty of the flowers, the rich tradition, the creativity but also the community it created. Seeing the creative work of other talented artists around the world is energising, and drives us to do our best and think in new ways.
This blog has been created to showcase the work and the stories of ikebana students, teachers and artists who use ikebana as an influence in their work. I have included links and contact details where possible of the participants so you may reach out directly, and hopefully help students find teachers, artists to find ceramics, and everyone to find some inspiration, wherever you are in this big wide world.
I hope you enjoy viewing the work of these talented people and please reach out to me at any time if you’d like to share your work or just have a chat about ikebana in general.
“Ikebana asks you to observe and appreciate every stage and part of a plant, from unopened buds to twirly roots and dying leaves.” Cynthia Fan
“I like to use mushrooms in my work, veggies and fruits and unusual combinations of flowers , orchids with daisies.” Kasia Borowiecka
“美しいだけではなく、メッセージやテーマ、個性が重要。 The message, theme and personality are important. It’s not enough to be only beautiful.” Saihou Ozono
“My new pop-up project is called the HUMAN IKEBANA. The main goal of this is to make floral compositions through various taboo fetishes.” Eszter Glaser