I’m a relatively new student of Patti Quinn Hill, Certified Master of the Ichiyo School of Ikebana. The vessels used in the Primary Course are suiban and nageire containers. These containers have certain elements for specific floral designs, and I’m currently creating vessels that meet those basic criteria. As I grow more confident about the suitability of my containers–spurred on by enthusiastic customers in our local Ikebana community–I’ll explore new forms, sizes, techniques, and glazes. The possibilities are endless, it seems!