Brief Ikebana History • Ikebana means “Living flower, or “bringing flowers to life”.
Brief Ikebana History • This style originated in sixth century Japan. It was part of a ritual offering in Buddhist Temples.
Brief Ikebana History • In the floral art of Western Countries, the vase serves simply as a receptacle for the flowers. • In Ikebana, the Vase positions the grouping and its color and shape enhances the beauty of the arrangement.
Assignment • Your will be challenged to create a vase design for an Ikebana arrangement. Your vase may be wheel-thrown or hand-built or a combination of both techniques.
Assignment • We will use a 1 Inch Pin Frog for your vase, which must sit flat on the bottom of your vase. • You need at least 2 sketches and a Final Drawing in your Sketchbook.
Things to consider • The symmetry or asymmetry of your vase and how it might affect the potential flower arrangement • Extra consideration should be given to creative and unique approaches to the art of the Ikebana • Ikebana vases are short and simple in design. (Maximum Height 3inches) • How the glaze will enhance your vase.
Grading • Is the form appropriate to the art of Ikebana. • Symmetry is precise, or asymmetry is artistically correct. • Is there a space allotted for the Pin Frog and does the vase hold water without leaking? • Are the walls of a consistent thickness and does the vase sit firmly on a flat surface? • Are the seams hidden and surface smooth?
Grading • Does the Vase stand without tipping when flowers are placed in the pin frog? • Is the glaze application smooth and consistent with the character of your vase.
Due Date • Ikebana Vase are due No later then April 2