Tuesday…with Vase To Table catch up

October 20, 2015

Filed Under : Art - Autumn - collaborations - workshops

Photo 19-10-2015 08 58 16 I spent an amazing few days away in Sheffield this weekend, running the Vase to Table Autumn workshop with Anna Potter from Swallows and Damsons in the amazing venue 156 Arundel St, run by photographer India Hobson… ( and staying at the wonderful hotel Brocco on the Park which I’ll write a separate post about later this week… )

The photos below are from the set up to the finalé….

We set up the space the afternoon before; organising vintage backdrops and colour ordered props…Photo 16-10-2015 18 28 51 Photo 16-10-2015 17 40 22 Photo 16-10-2015 15 31 10 Photo 16-10-2015 17 39 29 …and then Anna and I laid and ‘dressed’  the table for the workshop lunch and tea…Photo 16-10-2015 17 39 04 Photo 16-10-2015 17 39 04 (1) Photo 16-10-2015 17 38 43 Photo 16-10-2015 17 38 21 Photo 16-10-2015 17 45 10 Anna worked with everyone in the morning,creating beautiful autumnal arrangements in fantastic cement pots…Photo 17-10-2015 10 39 58 Photo 17-10-2015 10 40 13 Photo 17-10-2015 11 03 09 Photo 17-10-2015 11 28 59 Photo 17-10-2015 11 47 56 Photo 17-10-2015 11 47 21 We encouraged as much mess as possible…it’s always far more creative and freeing…Photo 17-10-2015 11 49 37 Photo 17-10-2015 11 50 05 Photo 17-10-2015 11 51 47 Photo 17-10-2015 11 59 53 Photo 17-10-2015 12 00 14 Photo 17-10-2015 12 00 37 Photo 17-10-2015 12 06 14 Photo 17-10-2015 12 02 22 Photo 17-10-2015 12 15 45 Photo 17-10-2015 12 13 16 Photo 17-10-2015 12 39 14 everyone was able to move their arrangements around the room trying out different backdrops and textured walls…Photo 17-10-2015 12 46 06 (1) Photo 17-10-2015 12 19 12 Photo 17-10-2015 12 14 34 and then we had lunch!Photo 17-10-2015 13 02 06 Photo 17-10-2015 13 30 51 Photo 17-10-2015 13 31 30 After lunch I wanted to make use of all sorts of cast off bits and pieces from the morning…Photo 17-10-2015 14 06 58 and my starting point is always colour ordering…Photo 17-10-2015 14 10 03 before adding the natural textures,,,Photo 17-10-2015 14 34 21 Photo 17-10-2015 14 51 33 Then everyone else spent the afternoon on their arrangements on the floor as the textures down there were amazing…Photo 17-10-2015 15 01 03 Photo 17-10-2015 15 38 55 Photo 17-10-2015 15 15 45 Photo 17-10-2015 15 18 36 Photo 17-10-2015 15 42 37 Photo 17-10-2015 16 15 07 Photo 19-10-2015 08 20 35 After tea, we all embarked on a communal colour ombré which was manic, exciting and very colourfulPhoto 17-10-2015 16 29 29 Photo 17-10-2015 16 32 02 Photo 17-10-2015 16 31 19 Photo 17-10-2015 16 30 13 Photo 17-10-2015 16 29 19 imageimage …and then India and I took that a little further with the colour coding of sticks and twigs which were about to get thrown awayPhoto 17-10-2015 16 54 05…and these were the pieces of marvellousness which got to go home with everyone!Photo 17-10-2015 16 35 46It was a fantastic day, made really wonderful by the students ( you can see images from @fridakim_london , @thisisjules, @yiyouniya , @hannahiwilson , @pollenfloraljoy and @leafycouture  @swallowsanddamsons @indiahobson and @156arundelst ) the macaroons ( by Showmejoni ), the space…and of course the flowers

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