Monday, April 28, 2014

Emily Thompson

We don't attend Wedding shows.  We don't do much advertising.  We attempt to promote a love of unusual and local (when possible) product.

From my beginnings as a floral designer, I loved moss and Maiden Hair ferns, extraordinary flowers and a garden design style based upon the Madderlake philosophy of arranging flowers so that they looked as though they grew in their containers.  They encouraged using found materials to enhance the true nature of fresh cut flowers.  And when I first began working at Bow Street with my predecessor, Serge, it was his style and his love of exquisite flowers that made my job more than delightful.

These days, we glean inspiration from  new designers who have taken garden/nature style arranging to a new level.  Yesterday, myself and the young women who work with me went to a Master arranging class with Emily Thompson at the MFA in Boston.


I don't need to say much about her, but I encourage you to follow her link above for a visual treat.

This is her arrangement.  She's a wonderful teacher, warm and enthusiastic.  We had a wonderful, inspiring class with her.  Thank you Emily.


6 comments:

flwrjane said...

I had never heard of her, she admitted quietly.

But I'm smitten with her work.

Thank you.

xo J

Jen said...

I love the way the arrangement is both free and contained. (controlled). It's so energizing to be inspired by other people's work.

rachel said...

And such colours! Wonderful.

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

It's always special to be inspired by those who inspire us.

flowers on my table said...

Wow Shelley, what a treat for you and your girls. Emily's work is stunning. I am sure you had a very inspiring and uplifting day. Love Linda x

flowers on my table said...

Wow Shelley, what a treat for you and your girls. Emily's work is stunning. I am sure you had a very inspiring and uplifting day. Love Linda x