This summer I had the opportunity to make beautiful posies with summer flowers and foliage from a South Island garden. These are my favourite type of posy to make, as they are a seasonal reflection of a garden in bloom at the peak of summertime and the flowers are spray-free.
Technically these are more challenging than using cut flowers from the markets as the stems are shorter and everything is wilder! But I find the flowers are more fragrant and the posies are a glorious mix of nature’s bounty.
I have completed my Floristry Certificate! Studying full time during a pandemic was a challenging experience but it was good to have the support of experienced tutors and to be learning with other people who also love flowers. Learning new skills and deepening my knowledge of flowers and foliage has already had an impact on my work as a fine artist. It will be interesting to see how the two cross-fertilise in my creative work. Since completing my certificate I have continued to develop my floristry skills. You might spot me in this video made by Manukau Institute of Technology about their Floristry course!
Corokia Studio is relaunching in 2021 offering artworks and florals. I am striving in my floristry work to offer seasonal, sustainable and local flowers. At this stage I offer a limited number of made to order seasonal posies for delivery in the Eastern Bays and Central Auckland area each week. For special projects, editorial, commissions and small events please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org with details about your project.