27th Of May 2014 AGM and Jeroen Vermaas Demonstration

On Tuesday 27th of May 2014

AGM Meeting

AGM Meeting

Ikebana International Chapter No 6 held its Annual General Meeting & Demonstration. This year the AGM members only. It was followed by a demonstration.

Firstly, Tricia Hill, President of the Chapter, introduced the demonstrator.

We had a phenomenal audience at the demonstration given by Mr Jeroen Vermaas, a Master of the Ichiyo School of ikebana. Mr Vermaas , who came all the way from the Netherlands, gave us a brilliant and extraordinary presentation. It was based on line balance and construction without a Kenzan.

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For his first arrangement he used Begonia leaves and aquilegias as plant material which he placed in a traditional metal ikebana container showing us the simplicity and beauty of the arrangement.

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The second arrangement showed a balance between branches, Willow

and delicate Gloriosa which were placed on a ceramic container.

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For the third arrangement he used a bamboo container, a balance

Between stones, water, Aspidistras and Gloriosa.

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For the Fourth arrangement he used a glass container with a ceramic container on top. For plant material, he used Monstera leaf, Hosta flowers and oncidium Moth orchids.

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His fifth arrangement was made using a kenzan

with dry wood and Brugmansia. With delicate red berries in a glass container

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On the sixth arrangement, he mounted a glass container over another glass container. He placed very delicate Asparagus plumosus with Peonies coming from Tricia’s garden.

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The final arrangement was constructed of a woven Wisteria

basket with a ceramic container placed inside.

The construction wrapped around with Colyrus Avellana Contorta,

bamboo sticks and a Hosta leaf with a flower and red roses which

added a splash of colour to the arrangement.

 

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He had two extra arrangements that he prepared for us before we entered the room, enhancing the room and giving us the atmosphere of his creations. The first was on a bamboo container with red Aspidistras, Asparagus fern plumosus, Moth Orchids and Bamboo shaped into Ovals.

The second arrangement had a Bamboo structure in a ceramic container making the balance with pine, Colyrus Avellana Contorta.

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We thanked Mr Vermaas for the wonderful Demonstration.

It was a pleasure for all of us to watch and learn about his brilliant talent and knowledge Of Ikebana, we really enjoyed it.

 

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