My most recent project is an international collaboration with US based ceramicist Sam Deering of Spotted Horse Pottery. I was thrilled when Sam reached out to me with the idea of creating ikebana arrangements in his exquisite wood-fired ceramics.
The aim of our collaboration is to create a synergy between the organic forms of Sam's ikebana vases and the arrangements created within them. As I embark on this project, I am excited at the prospect of all the arrangements I will be able to create inspired by Sam's elegantly crafted and sublimely beautiful ceramics.
More of Sam's exquisite ceramics and ikebana vases can be found on his website: https://www.spottedhorsepottery.com/
or via instagram @spottedhorse_pottery
San Francisco - USA | Akiko Tsuji -Vase & Flower
Vase and Flower is a collaboration between Akiko Tsuji and nine international contemporary floral artists.
I was honoured to be asked to participate in this collaboration, combining different styles of flower arranging with Akiko Tsuji's hand-built ceramics.
The images from the project are compiled in the book Vase and Flower. (ISBN 978-1-38-817583-2). Each page beautifully details the interplay between Akiko's vases and the flowers arranged within them.
Four photographs of my arrangements are included within the book, as well as taking pride of place on the front cover.
Madrid- Spain | Hotel Tótem-White Christmas
At Christmas time in Madrid, the streets are adorned with intricate displays of lights. As well as the large nativity scenes displayed in churches and public buildings, hotels and shops proudly decorate their foyers.
For Hotel Tótem, in the beautiful Madrid barrio of Salamanca, a site specific Christmas installation was designed. In keeping with the theme of 'White Christmas', an installation was created based on the idea of crystalized snowflakes viewed under a microscope. A large central Christmas tree was made by massing helix formed bamboo sticks, mimicking the golden ratio in nature.
The idea underpinning the installation was to transform organic forms into inorganic structures. This was achieved by re-creating natural forms using rigid material such as bamboo and sturdy paper sticks.
Sydney- Australia | Terra Firma Magazine Diary