Our September workshop featured sensei Meenakshi Sarin demonstrating with combination vases, followed by a workshop where the members also worked with combination vases.
Both her arrangements were with nagiere vases, though completely different in texture and style.
Her first arrangement was with a pair of glass vases.
|Meenu filled the vases with formica strips from the carpenter working in her home, creating an interesting effect. The strips also served as a fixture for the strelitzia and umbrella plant in the arrangement.|
|Her second arrangement was this beautiful pair, elegantly complemented with the heliconia. The graceful bamboo and the variegated dressina added depth to the creation.|
The vases were all different and there was a variety of material on display as well.
The jerberas and orchids added colour, depth and form to the composition.
|"I used two ornamental glass bottles, and the cicular cane was to highlight the wooden tray. The greens are all local and the jerberas are the focal point", said Trishala.|
|Prerana said, "I used a brass Auroville moribana vase in combination with a nagiere ceramic brown. Bamboo sticks were used with Subabul pods - green and dry along with Asia Lily. Malathi sensei felt it had a glamorous look to it!"|
|Itsuko Sakamoto created a neat arrangement with the Sogetsu triangle vases in combination.|
|Nirmala created a dramatic effect with the two brass vases and strong bold lines.|
|Sensei Molly also had bold mitsumata lines in her bamboo containers, softened by the delicate antigonon vine.|
Next workshop is on Oct 15th, and the theme is working with Abstract compositions.