For this classic looking Ikebana arrangement we used a handmade ceramic container creatively.
In our search for variation of hardware, we were looking for some new vases and containers for our flower arrangements.
Because we are a fan of the websites Etsy and Dawanda, with home crafted items, we searched for a ceramist and we found Steffen Karol in Germany.
Handmade things fit well with Ikebana, so we decided to give it a try and ordered some of his vases or containers, to use in our arrangements. Steffen sent us the containers in a big box with lots of foam. In the next arrangements the following weeks, we use other beautiful bowls and vases from Steffen. So, So there is more to come!
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In this arrangement, we used a bowl-shaped container on 3 feet.
While the arrangement of the flowers progressed we were not entirely happy with the depth of the bowl.
It looked too heavy. That’s why we tried to give it more lightness by tilting the container.
It worked out very well. It gives the feeling of a chapel.
In this classic arrangement we used:
- Pink peonies
- Dark pink crataegus Paul’s Scarlet
- Ceanothus impressus Victoria
The lines of the arranged stems are typical for a classical looking free ikebana arrangement.
The heaviest flower is arranged near the bottom of the container.
Because the stems were kind of heavy, we used a medium kenzan as contra weight.
It was one of the first times we used our very sharp Okatsune Ikebana scissors 209. Because of the length of the hands of Desiree, she decided to choose for the large model of the Ikenobo style series from this new ikebana scissor webshop. If your hands are shorter, there is also a small model available.
Ikebana: Desiree Castelijn
Video: Nicolette Boes
Container: Steffen Karol, Karol Art
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