The craft of Kokedama is a reflection of the Japanese philosophy of ‘wabi-sabi’, the art of appreciating beauty in the world’s natural imperfections. There is no direct translation for the spirit of the philosophy, but loosely translated, ‘wabi’ is the quality of simplicity, whether rustic or refined, and often refers to both natural and man-made items. Sabi refers to the beauty or serenity that comes with age and time.
What is Kokedama?
Kokedama is simply translated as “moss ball” (koke = moss, dama = ball). It is a variant of bonsai that has been crafted for centuries. It started when the less affluent population in Japan started looking for a simpler, more accessible way to enjoy the beauty of bonsai in their everyday lives.
Traditionally, Kokedama are displayed on driftwood or handmade pottery. This is an elegant and simple way to boast your new creation or even build off one that you create over time. People have found joy in crafting ‘mini floating universes’ of their own with collections of Kokedama. You could even place several hanging Kokedama at varying heights, to create a more dramatic effect. The possibilities are endless…
You can now either enjoy workshops with your family, friends or colleagues from the comfort of your own home or a fabulous venue of choice.
Ferris Heart Sloane offer the flexibility by bringing you a face-to-face workshop or virtual class to suit all of your requirements.
Our expert team come fully equipped with home grown, locally sourced and high-quality materials you would need to make your own Kokedama, so that you and your family/team/clients/group of friends can make a gorgeous DIY Kokedama. All set to test out those green fingers?
To create your very own DIY Kokedama masterpiece the only thing you need to bring is a pair of scissors and gloves (if you wish to protect your hands and nails from the soil).
DIY Kokedama Workshops are a fun indoor, weather proof, activity suitable for adults, and kids with a suggested minimum age of 9 years old. Although, an adult must be present to supervise children as appropriate. whilst utilising the tool kit.
We can come to your office, a selected venue or why not use our free venue finding service? This is perfect if you want to combine an activity-based course before a meal or as part of a team/client day/special occasion. If you know of someone who enjoys or could benefit from these types of creative activities, our workshops make a really unique gift idea, where they get to create and keep a unique Kokedama to treasure.
Do you prefer a virtual workshop? Exclusive! We can create custom Kokedama kits and send to single or multiple addresses, nationwide in the UK, US, or across Europe. We’ll then run a workshop just for you.
Choose from our new express workshop from 1 hour (face-to-face or virtual or our full workshop 1 hour 30 minutes (face-to-face). We’re very flexible so let us know what you’re thinking, and we will very readily accommodate to your requirements.
Get in touch to discuss us hosting a Kokedama workshop at your event or workspace.
Corporate & Private Kokedama Workshops in London and throughout the UK.
With our corporate Kokedama workshops, or drop-in Kokedama workshops for events, we bring along everything needed and host on your behalf. We just need access to the space to set up but, other than that, you’re good to go. All attendees take their Kokedama home with them in a bag or a box. Workshops are priced at a cost per head and the vessel being used can be scaled to meet a variety of budgets.