Inspired by Ikebana – Saturday, May 21



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Are you needing some time to slow down, feel nurtured and do something creative?⁣ 

Join Simone in her pottery studio for a workshop inspired by Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral design. 

There will be peppermint tea and clay, flowers, relaxing music and cake, a delicious seasonal lunch and good company. ⁣

You’ll spend the morning learning mindful floral arrangements, in the afternoon you’ll make a ceramic vessel to hold flowers in the Japanese style of Ikebana. ⁣

Both creative practices are soothing and calming. You’ll be so immersed in what you’re doing you’ll come out feeling rested and recharged.⁣

You'll go home with everything you need to continue your mindfulness floral practice at home. Simone brought back the tools from Kyoto – a pair of ikebana shears and a kenzan stand (the spiky dish that holds up the flower stems).

Your take-home kit includes;

• the ceramic vessel you make

• a winterwares bowl

• Ikebana kenzan (flower holder)

• your floral arrangement

• ikebana shears

"Wonderful! You create such a relaxing space Sim – the closest thing to visiting Japan during the pandemic. Thank you." - Danica

"Amazing! Everything I hoped for. I love not having set expectations and just going with the flow. I felt immersed the entire time and loved the people in the workshop. Thank you so much Sim" – Erica




What should I bring?
Just yourself! We have everything you need.
Where is the workshop held?
The Winterwares studio is at 10 Stack Street, Fremantle. In the co-op working warehouse called Stackwood. Winterwares workshops run independently of the Stackwood workshops.
What is your refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable, though you can transfer to a friend if you can’t make it.
I love your style of ceramics, can you teach me how to make plates and bowls exactly like yours?
I’m so delighted that you love the Winterwares range, thank you! This is my personal style that I’ve created and it’s important to me that you find your own style. The focus on the class is not about creating a certain piece or having a particular pre-determined outcome. I want you to draw your attention to the process of being in the moment rather than being worried about the end result. Winterwares workshops aren’t about learning specific pottery techniques, they’re about having the experience of relaxing in a beautiful, calming space.
Is this class suitable for children?
My workshops aren’t suitable for children. There are some fantastic kid’s clay workshops at the Fremantle Art Centre in the school holidays that you could check out. Or you can buy one of my ‘clay at home kits’ and make pottery with your kids at home.
When do I get to take home my pottery piece?
The pottery piece you make will need to dry, be fired and glazed and then fired again. It takes about three weeks. We’ll email you when it’s ready to pcik up from our studio.