I have been involved with the arts my whole life. I studied in Interior Design at college, continued onto fine arts and from there my career has included fashion, jewellery design and merchandising.
I am originally from Singapore but as a family we moved around a lot and it was in Oman that I was first introduced to Ikebana by the Japanese Ambassador's wife. I have never looked back and have become a devoted teacher and demonstrator in Ikebana.
The Sogetsu School was founded by Sofu Teshigahara in 1926. He was an Artist, Philosopher, Sculptor and Garden Designer and he had the foresight to see how Ikebana could be encouraged and developed within the modern world.
Ikebana gives me a lot of peace, I guess you could call it meditative, before such a thing was so popular! It really cultivates an awareness and appreciation of nature which has given me much enjoyment of what is around us. Now that I've been teaching for some years, I love the process and get great satisfaction from the results of my students. With Ikebana one does not stop learning and I still attend workshops with great masters.
My Teacher's Grade is --- First Grade, Somu.
I am a member and on the Board of London Sogetsu Branch and Ikebana International, London chapter.