Sunday, December 23, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012


"A natural beauty is a beautiful thing; artistic beauty is a beautiful presentation of a thing."--Immanual Kant, Critique of Judgement (1790).

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sonoran Desert Sogetsu Study Group

Mazezashi: use 5 or more different kind of materials. Banana leaves and stem, amaranthus, eucalyptus seeded branches, wild sunflowers, Mexican bird of paradise stems

Monday, October 22, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

ikebana study 10/6/2012

Hawthorne berries and pomegranate

Saturday, September 1, 2012

ikebana study, 9/1/2012

Mexican bird of paradise, viburnum berries, and New Zealand flax leaves

Friday, August 17, 2012

ikebana study 8/17/2012

Overnight monsoon storm brought down a few palm fronds. They are my study materials. There are unlimited possibilities to arrange them.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

ikebana study 6/23/2012

(1) Blue agave, foxtail lily, and calla lily.......... (2) Eucalyptus pods and bark, ming green, bear grass, and calla lily

Saturday, June 9, 2012

ikebana study 06/09/2012

Materials: Agave leaves, stock.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Workshop by Ms Reiko Takenaka: Disassembling and rearranging

Take the natural materials apart and study the characters of each elements. This requires imagination. I saw quite a lot of wonderful studies in the class. I learned a lot in today's workshop. The following is my study. Materials: palm leaves and gloriosa lily.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Iemoto Workshop: First Encounter

"First Encounter" means something new to you. You may find the materials you have never used before. You may find an interesting container you like to use. You also may challenge yourself when you are using your favorite materials in a totally different way, which you might purposely avoid before. Be out of your comfort zone. The more you study, the more you challenge yourself, the more confident when the occasion arise that you are going to do some demonstrations or exhibitions. In this workshop, I chose Japanese witch hazel and spirea.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jewelry and ikebana

I have been taking jewelry classes for about two years. Working with metal in small scales is difficult. But I had fun of learning it. I learned "scoring and folding" technique in jewelry and applied it in the ceramics. It was a success. Here is a few projects I did in the last (school) year.