Firenza Flowers Sarah Winward Large Urn Workshop
Fiona Pickles and Sarah WInward hosted this half day class aimed at florists wanting to learn how to design and create large and dramatic urns
Sarah is one of my all time favourite designers and I feel so privileged to have worked with her, her work is hugely influential around the world. If you've ever pinned a drool-worthy image of a floral installation or stunning bouquet, chances are that Sarah has created it!
We first met down in the Cotswolds a couple of years ago and after watching her design incredible bouquets and striking urns, we bonded over a morning foraging the hedgerows for wild clematis and huge urn making. We kept in touch and rather fabulously we had the opportunity to collaborate teaching something we both adore - large urns.
We wanted the day to be relaxed yet inspirational and the setting (and weather) was just perfect - Holme Farm is a beautiful working farm run by three sisters, Wendy, Sue and Jayne and is located in a delightful and secluded hamlet in rural North Yorkshire.
First we had an amazing lunch served under an apple tree in the orchard. Sadly Wendy was on holiday and missed it all - although she co-ordinatd the social media from her sunbed (!), so Jayne and Sue hosted us all. They sourced amazing locally reared meats, local cheeses, fruits, breads, biscuits, English wines and soft drinks and made the most mouthwatering cakes and home made biscuits and cakes.
After lunch Sarah and I demonstrated our urns, then we meandered down one of their many lanes to forage and stopped for a brief refreshments on the riverbank.
Then we headed back to the orchard, where the students created their beautiful urns.
Throughout the day we had the fabulous photographer, Holly of Belle and Beau Fine Art Photography taking images of the proceedings
Thank you to all our lovely students who came, Sarah and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting each of you and hope we can meet up again soon.
All images courtesy of Belle and Beau Fine Art Photography
Venue: Holme Flowers
Floral assistance: Verde Flowers
Flowers provided by: Holme Flowers