This workshop is part of the Public Programme for the exhibition of Constance Spry
Inspired by our Constance Spry exhibition, master floristry teacher from the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies Katherine Kear will lead this workshop in the principles and techniques of Spry’s floristry, and how to use them to create a beautiful seasonal arrangement. You will use a mixture of garden flowers and foliage in a Spry inspired container.
A British Master Florist, NAFAS National Demonstrator, Speaker and Teacher, stylist, designer, tutor, folklorist and florist extraordinaire. Katherine has been working with flowers for over 30 years. As well as teaching floristry and flower arranging Katherine has been a regular contributor and researcher for BBC Radio Gloucestershire and her information has been used on several television programmes, as well as appearing on them herself. She has worked regularly with several celebrity gardeners in an exciting flower arranging ‘hands on’.
Katherine has a deep interest, passion and knowledge of flowers in folk lore, history and life in general.
At Chelsea in 2016 she designed the exhibit and led the Three Counties and South Wales area team to Gold.
Also in 2016 she worked in Japan as a guest of the Asia Flower Culture Association where she demonstrated, taught and spoke on the cultural differences in floral design between the east and west.
Her major literary success was the publication of ‘Flower Wisdom’ in 2000. She was a consultant for The Usborne Little Book of Flowers and has edited Elements and Principles, and Flowers for Grand Occasions for NAFAS and 5 floristry syllabuses for ICS.
Katherine was appointed as National Chairman and National associate of Honour for the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies in 2020.
Katherine is described as ‘Gloucestershire’s answer to Joyce Grenfell’ and her audiences and students are promised artistic and refreshing presentations filled with humour and repartee.