Gordon Ward
Contemporary Ikebana Containers

Contemporary Ikebana Containers
Welcome to the website featuring the ikebana vases and containers by Gordon Ward, including some arrangements.  Each ceramic piece is hand built from high fire stoneware clays and fired to 2300° F.  Many evoke forms from nature with a likeness to undersea life, seed pods, drift wood, tree bark, and stone.  Others are geometric in nature, which also create a wonderful context for floral expression, particularly Japanese flower arranging.

email:  gordward@mindspring.com

"The special quality of hand-made things is being lost in the modern world.  Only ikebana remains entirely hand-made.  Flowers - impossible to make by machine - are set by human hands into a hand-made vase." - Sofu Teshigahara, from Kadensho