Sogetsu is the drama enacted between mankind and nature” Teshigahara Sofu
Ikebana connects us with nature, and develops our understanding of universal design principles.
Sharing the joy, the wonder and the fun of Sogetsu Ikebana has become for me a lifelong pursuit.
My Ikebana practice has been influenced by a number of Sogetsu teachers in three states, beginning with Mildred Goldsmith in Noosa Heads in 1983, and including Norman Sparnon. I became a student of Masae Ako after seeing her demonstrate the making of arrangements at the David Jones Spring Festival, Sydney, in 1999.
Exhibiting has been a highlight of my practice. I have enjoyed doing installations at a number of galleries, at ‘pop up’ venues, and being involved in the collaborative process of making large outdoor group installations at Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens.
I gained the Teacher’s Course Fourth Grade Certificate in 2005, and hold group classes in Sydney, in Earlwood.