This years exhibition at Qdos Gallery in Lorne was officially opened this afternoon. The new ceramics were brought out of the kiln on Tuesday and my students and I spent four days preparing our ikebana works, not all of which are included in this week's posting. In this photo, from the left are: Mr Graeme Wilkie ceramic artist, Ms Lyn Baines President of Ceramics Victoria and Mr Hidenobu Sobashima Consul General of Japan, Melbourne.
Mr Sobashima formally opening the exhibition.
Approximately sixty people attended the opening.
Below are some of the smaller works in various vases. The first is by Maureen Duffy using dried xanthorea stems and nandina in a tall vase.
Nola Bird's massed arrangement, also of nandina, in a blue glazed vase.
Helen Quarrell cascaded this blue spruce on the side of a vase with a rich blue and gold glaze.
Ellie Welkamp arranged this dried strelitzia leaf with some yellow everlasting flowers in a vase with a shino-like glaze.
Christine Denmead arranged tortuous elm, sedge leaves and clivia flowers in a slanting freestyle form.
In these three wall hanging flower-shaped vases I arranged four leaves of sedge.
As the exhibition continues for two weeks I will post images of the larger sculptural ikebana works next week.
Greetings from Christopher
22nd September 2013