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Creating your Story
March  8 & 9 2023
Jardin de Buis, New Jersey


With TJ McGrath,  Lucy Hunter

and very special guest designer

Frances Palmer



Arrival at 10am.

Brief introductions before we delve into our inspirations

for the season and how these impact and inform a 

creative style that is free and not tightened by the codes of structural beauty.

TJ and Lucy will demonstrate a bowl side by side, and while they work, they will explore with you what inspires them in the garden and landscape and how those inspirations impact  their work. 

student hands on 

students are then invited to fill their own bowls choosing blooms from the seasonal offering. Lucy and TJ will be on-hand for as much or as little guidance as you prefer. 


after lunch we are then delighted that 

frances palmer

renowned potter, photographer and author, will talk about her work as a creative artist, while demonstrating a flower urn and discussing her thought processes for styling and photographing her work. 

day one continues as we'll be considering the supporting role and impact backdrops have on for our flower images and the story we are creating. 


student hands on

we will work in groups within the main hall of the orangery to 

install two floral backdrops , using sustainable methods, that will inform our work the following day.


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