The Art of Ikebana with Rie Day

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Join Ikebana teacher Rie Day as she works preparing Ken Matsuzki pots for the opening of a major exhibition. She demonstrates Free Style, one of the most recent styles to emerge from Ikenobo School in Kyoto, in conjunction with contemporary environments and tastes.Though there are naturalistic and abstract styles, both use plants in new ways, yet respect the beauty and essential qualities of the materials. Rie also talks about Shoka Style, a simpler style of Ikebana which was established in 18th century. It consists of three main branches expressing life’s perpetual change and renewal, with a focus on a plant’s essence, simply and beautifully.

With over 30 years of experience, Rie Day holds a professor status with Ikenobo Society of Flora Art, Ikenobo’s Headquarters in Kyoto.

Trimmings | Phil Rogers | A Tribute

Phil Rogers

Phil Rogers, who died late last year after a short illness, was one of Britain’s leading potters and advocates for his craft. His work is internationally respected and examples are held in the collections of more than 50 museums worldwide, including the V&A, the British Museum, the National Museum of Wales, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art in Mino, Japan.

Trimmings | Working with a Gallery

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Danish potter Anne Mette Hjortshøj talks about her relationship with Goldmark Gallery and how this has liberated her as a potter allowing her time to concentrate on developing her craft. She describes how the gallery acts as a translator; distilling the essence of her craft and representing this in a meaningful way to the public. She also acknowledges the influence of the Goldmark film archive which has given her insights into the working practices of fellow potters and resulted for her in a visit from the Queen of Denmark.

Trimmings | A Brief History: ‘Tomobako’ Japanese Boxes

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In Japan ceramic pots are stored in signed wooden boxes, known as ‘Tomobako’, both for their protection and to display the provenance of the maker.

Presented by British potter Phil Rogers and writer/art critic David Whiting, this video contains archive footage of Japanese potter Ken Matsuzaki signing boxes at his pottery in Japan as well as a demonstration of him tying ribbons around finished boxes during his Goldmark exhibition.