Petal and Clay is the unique vision of creator Lara Chho. Lara has been working in ceramics for over 20 years, and with flowers for 10. Her love of ceramics led her to Japan where she lived for 15 years. Whilst continuing to explore ceramics she also discovered Ikebana-Japanese traditional floral art. Following 8 years of study, she became a certified ikebana teacher through the Sogetsu School in Tokyo in 2012. Between 2010-2013 she also created 'Nihonbi' under which she conducted a variety of activities to provide unique art-based tours and experiences within Japan. Lara relocated to Park City, Utah in 2014 and has been enjoying spending her time teaching ikebana, making pots and working with flowers and exploring Utah's incredible wilderness.