A great deal of joy and inspiration comes from working alongside like-minded creatives and independent businesses, and I am always keen to develop new relationships in order to learn from and share exciting projects.
In 2020, alongside chef Lulu Cox & fellow florist & grower Olivia Wilson, I founded SSAW Collective. SSAW was born out of our shared passion for showcasing and celebrating what true seasonality means in the food & floral industries respectively. Joining forces has allowed us to create work and produce events that advocate for positive ecological change, acting as a platform for championing local change-makers, farmers and producers across the country.
Designing installations collaboratively has allowed us to develop a way of working and approach to floristry that is braver yet simpler, being wholly guided by the season’s bounty in the moment. Our commitment to making work that reflects nature’s fragility has led to a rewarding, unique and hugely positive creative relationship. We continue to campaign for a slower, more resourceful style of food and flowers - starting conversations around provenance, seasonality and the often harsh realities faced by the growers we all rely upon to nourish us.
For more information check out www.ssawcollective.com
For the 2023 growing season I am partnering with Anna & Issy at The Flower Appreciation Society, working from their growing space in Hackney to bring unique flower varieties into all of my work. As florist in residence, I’ll also be running their Floral Masterclass workshops - taking you on a tour of the cutting garden followed by vase arranging with what’s best in bloom.
To book your spot and find out more visit https://www.theflowerappreciationsociety.co.uk/