Sharon Krawetz (Wafu) studies ikebana with Fusako Hoyrup. She holds the Gakukan degree from Wafu School and serves on the board of the California Wafukai Chapter. Sharon is an active member and past president of Ikebana International San Francisco Chapter where she still serves on the board. She is also a member of the Ikebana Teachers Federation. She exhibits at both the San Francisco and Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festivals and provides a weekly arrangement at the Cupertino Sports Center. Even after more than forty years of flower arranging, Sharon finds the classes are never repetitive, as there are always new combinations of materials and containers. The concentration required while arranging, the joy of being around fresh flowers, and appreciation of the beauty of nature brings energy to her days.
Dianne Krueger (Enshu) studied with Mrs. Sakaki of the Enshu School from 1996 until her retirement in 2013, and subsequently with Rayko Kurosaki. She has received the Diploma of Instructor, awarded by Head Mistress Meikyo in March 2017. She has exhibited at several of Ikebana InternationaI’s biennial flower shows, and participated in group demonstrations.
Louise Ow Ling (Ikenobo) is a Professor of Ikebana of the 1st grade. She began her studies with Mr. and Mrs. Saiki and has continued to study with their daughter Mrs. Julie Nakatani. She also has attended many study tours to Japan and enriched her studies by participating in local workshops.
Louise serves on the Board of several nonprofit organizations: the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Northern California, Ikebana International San Francisco Bay Area chapter, the San Francisco Gu Zheng Music Society and the Friends of On Lok. She is also a member of the Ikebana Teachers Federation. Louise is a strong supporter of the community participating in many local demonstrations and exhibitions including the Cherry Blossom Festival and Bouquet to Art
Christina Schuknecht (Chiko) had an interest in Ikebana since her early childhood, but it wasn’t until 2002 that she was able to begin her study of Ikebana with Michiko Hosoda. Her study of the Chiko School of Ikebana began in 2005 with her sensei Michiko Hosoda. In 2006 she became a member of Ikebana International and has participated in our SF Chapter Flower Shows since 2007and has displayed arrangements at many of our meetings and at other cultural events.