A Collaboration With PYRUS: Sculptural Installation and Vase Arranging

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A Collaboration With PYRUS: Sculptural Installation and Vase Arranging

395.00

29th August 2018:

10-4pm

We are excited to invite PYRUS to our studio to join us for the first in our series of collaborative workshops.

The Workshop:

In the morning, PYRUS will discuss how they approach form in their work. As a group, we will then create a wild, large scale botanical installation together.  Focusing on creating a sculptural base, PYRUS will encourage you to be brave and think about the movement and texture of the piece; embracing their own naturalistic approach.  This will include their thoughts on large scale mechanics and production, focusing on ‘no floral foam’ techniques.

After lunch, The Flower Appreciation Society will talk about colour theory and teach how to select, use and combine colour in their vibrant and illustrative style.  Inspired by the practice of both botanical studios, you will then spend the rest of the afternoon creating a beautiful seasonal arrangement of your own in a vessel to take home, again using ‘no floral foam’ techniques.

All four florists will be present to guide you through the making process throughout the day.

The teachers

PYRUS. Scottish based botanical design studio and Victorian walled flower garden. PYRUS was founded in 2011 by Natalya Ayers and Fiona Inglis, in response to their disillusionment with imported, unseasonal blooms.  With backgrounds in fine and applied arts, Natalya and Fiona use natural materials for their artistic practice throughout the UK; creating botanical installations, floral set design, still life series’ and creative weddings and events.  The cut flower garden is at the heart of PYRUS and intrinsic to every project; Natalya and Fiona are passionate advocates of the British flowers movement, wanting nothing less than a flower revolution in the UK floristry industry!

Web pyrusbotanicals.com

Instagram @pyrusbotanicals

The Flower Appreciation Society grow flowers near their studio in Hackney.  Once an overgrown backyard, it is now a small but thriving cutting garden.  They grow winding clematis, majestic foxgloves and mighty dahlias to name but a few, using them in their arrangements for weddings and workshops throughout the year.

With backgrounds in fine and applied art, PYRUS are known for creating sculptural forms in their work using unusual foraged botanical material and blooms from their Victorian walled garden.  The Flower Appreciation Society are recognised for their sensitive and distinctive approach to colour which is informed by their textile and illustration training.  In this combined workshop, we will bring together these strengths in our practice and share with you our approach to colour and form.

PYRUS and The Flower Appreciation Society are ‘florist growers’ and love nothing better than using seasonal British flowers.  We will focus on this way of working in the workshop, all the flowers provided will be from the Flower Appreciation Society cutting garden and other specialist British suppliers. 

Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day, plus all the flowers and materials that you will need. The vase is yours to keep.

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