Sandy Marker (Practicing Teacher)
Sandy commenced studying Sogetsu in Hong Kong 2002 and has been teaching for over 12 years. With the love of teaching Sandy shares her knowledge with her students in class plus through demonstrations, workshops and showing the beauty of Ikebana at exhibitions. Sandy’s passion for ikebana expands further than just teaching, she takes small group tours to Japan with the next planned tour in 2022 if travel restrictions are lifted
Early March 2016 Sandy commenced the 3 month Norman and Mary Sparnon Scholarship at the Sogetsu Kaikan in Tokyo culminating by submitting a exhibit at the Sogetsu Autumn exhibition in Shinjuku. Sandy continues to visit the Sogetsu Kaikan increasing her knowledge and experiences, recently exhibiting in the Sogetsu 100th Exhibition in Tokyo in March 2019.
in 2021 Sandy reached Komon level with aims to to reach the highest level as Riji in due course.
Sandy’s interest and practice of other art disciplines; painting, sumi-e painting, photography, silver smithing and ceramics is strongly influenced by the Sogetsu Ikebana philosophy.