Florist, Floral Designer, Demonstrator, Creative Artist, Floral & Display Artist, Special Events Coordinator.
With over 30 years in the Floral/Horticulture Industry extending from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, USA, England and Europe. In New Zealand John has develop many successful annual design events promoting 2 of Auckland’s largest Importers of Floral Products and Silk Flowers - Flower Systems and Griff Trading and their large range of products plus Hogewoning International and Oasis International, consulting on purchases and introducing new product lines.
Among the extensive list of John's valued clients are: Former P.M. Helen Clarke, TV3, Blackwell Publications, world famous photographer Anne Geddes, Colgate Palmolive, Glaxo Kline Smith, Paragon International (England), Best Blooms (England).
It is my aim that every student that participates in this class will at the end of each evening be able to take home with them a completed design that has been taught on that evening. As an incentive I would also like to take my class on a field trip to visit 2 of Auckland’s largest Importers of Floral Products and Silk Flowers. I believe this would be helpful information for students thinking about ongoing careers in the Floral Industry.
Students Tool Box:
(Items Necessary for class participation each week
Pointed Head Plier
Hot Glue Gun and extra Glue Sticks
Work cloth to cover table
Selection of Medium and Light Gage Florist Wire
Green Plastic or Green Paper Floral Tape
Stapler and extra Staples
Tea light candle
Pen and note book
Note to Students:
Tutor will have a selection of items relating to that week’s lesson for sale prior to class. If any student would like Tutor to bring items for them on a weekly basis please organize this arrangement with Tutor A.S.A.P.
Items for sale from Tutor:
(CASH sales only)
Extra Glue Sticks, a selection of different Gage Florist Wire, Dry Floral Foam, Green or White Plastic Floral Tape, Green or Brown Paper Floral Tape, assortment of Ribbon, Corsage Pins, Florist “O” Bowl, Bamboo Skewers, Flori Fix, Assorted Coloured Tulle, Tea Light Candle,
Suggested Stores to Purchase Items From:
Any $2 Shop, Spotlight, Bunnings, Warehouse, Mitre 10, Garden Centres