So it seems as though my BA exhibition was a big success. It took me two days (and a little help from my friends and family) to put it all in place, and half an hour to take it down! But the comments I have had from visitors to the Platform Gallery this week have all been wonderfully positive, and I had to go and restock our leaflets half way through the week, so hopefully it has also meant good publicity for our little shop. No feedback yet from my tutors, but I am expecting that in the next week or so, so I will keep you all informed. This was my artist’s statement.

[testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” random=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”none” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]Originally from Berkshire, I have lived in the Ribble Valley since 2007. I started my training in floral design with a City and Guilds certificate in 2011 and moved on to a degree in Floristry and Floral Design at Myerscough College in 2013.

Whilst still on the degree course, in 2015, I opened The Flower House at Chatburn – offering traditional retail floristry services as well as boutique floral design, including shop and home decoration

I prefer to work on large designs. My favourite flowers are large blooms such as hydrangea and chrysanthemum. I like to combine floristry with other crafts including weaving and modelling artefacts such as handbags and jewellery from crushed wire. I enjoy use different textures and media as well as introducing concepts that wouldn’t usually be associated with floral art. [/testimonial][/testimonials]

Busy Week

We have been busy this week with a couple of big funerals, and we are also preparing for wedding season. We have a wedding every weekend throughout July and August and as we only do one wedding maximum a weekend so that we can concentrate properly on our brides, that means we are just about fully booked until the middle of September! Our first wedding in July is a vibrant coloured silk gerbera wedding. We are doing an archway made of cerise, orange and yellow silk gerberas and gypophelia so very much looking forward to that.

New summer theme and new blog

This week we are going to be busy redesigning our window display with a summer theme. We have new gifts arriving at the shop all ready for the next season and looking forward to some brilliant sunshine to go with it! We will be writing a blog every week now to keep you in touch with how we are getting on, so keep your eyes peeled for our next one!