Demonstration for BCC Workshop

Earlier this month I did a demonstration for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Workshop of the Washington,DC Chapter of Ikebana International. They are always such a warm and receptive group and it was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with them. I managed to get some quick photos afterwards and You can see my work below. Now […]

Hanakubari with Anthurium, Willow and Dried Strelitzia Leaf

I love building structures, and this one was quick and easy to make. Hanakubari is the technique of building fixtures with natural materials to support flowers without wire, nails, or screws. But more important is the fact that it is meant to be part of the design, not hidden like a kenzan or kubari fixture […]

2013 Ikebana International Exhibition

The 2013 Ikebana International Exhibition by the Washington,DC Branch of Ikebana International opens today, and for the first time in a few years I was able to exhibit. It is my hope that I can set aside the time each year from now on to do the exhibition annually. If you a in Washington, DC […]

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 234

Today I had the pleasure of presenting a hana dome demonstration and workshop for the Ikebana International Alexandria Workshop. After demonstrating three arrangements I worked with the 20 workshop participants learing how to build their own hana dome or flower fixtures with branches and wire. I thought everyone enjoyed the workshop, and I hope they […]