Teaching collaboratively with Sarah Winward was so much fun. Her designs are so feminine and she has such a keen eye for seasonal flowers that it was great to have her come and join us in teaching A Summer Study.
The course took place in Cornwall on a beautiful farm called Botelet - you feel so far from the hectic day-to-day duties of life we just knew it was the perfect location for our students to switch off and get back to nature.
With hedges on the farm filled with wild foxgloves we foraged for flowers and foliage that formed part of an installation demonstration.
For each student a bespoke Leach Pottery bowl was made with a snow glaze to reflect the rustic nature of Botelet. We carefully guided our students through the colour and design elements of centrepiece styling.
Using our own home grown flowers we taught our students the art of bouquet design. Working with full blown English roses and beautiful ribbons by Adorn we each demonstrated our signature styles.
Finally we taught how to create larger arrangements and explored the world of pricing.
Thank you to all the lovely students and suppliers that joined us for A Summer Study and a big thank you to Sarah Winward for coming to work with us. xx