“Ikebana is the drama enacted between man and nature”. Teshigahara Sofu Ikebana connects us with nature, and develops our understanding of universal design principles.
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.
A highlight of my practice has been being involved in the collaborative process of making large outdoor installations at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
I gained the Teacher’s Course Fourth Grade Certificate in 2005, and hold classes in Sydney, in Earlwood.
Sharing the joy, wonder and the fun of Ikebana has become a lifelong pursuit for me.