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Who is Joseph Massie? 

Often referred to by the media as 'the floral artist of his generation', Joseph Massie began working with flowers at the age of 14 in his home town of Liverpool. Over the course of his illustrious career, Joseph exhibited and won some of the world's most incredible floral shows, including winning five consecutive Gold Medals, and four Best in Show titles, at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Joseph's work has been featured in The Times, The Independent, The Daily Mail, and his work has been commissioned for brands such as Universal Studios, Sky and The White House. Joseph is the founder of Floral Art Studio, Joseph Massie Flowers, and Joseph Massie's UK School of Floristry. 'The Flower School' is his first book. 

At Marginpar, we are big fans of his work. He created several works of art with flowers from our range. His breathtaking Astilbe waterfall and Delphinium flower cloud went viral on social media. Check them out in our interview with Joseph: 

Want to get cracking? Joseph created an amazing design with the very first white Clematis cut flower: Vienna. 

About the book 

The Flower School is a modern take on flower arranging from one of the world's best florists. In this book, award-winning floral designer Joseph Massie takes you by the hand and expertly leads you, step-by-step, through twenty-five beautiful floral projects.
Drawing on Joseph's 20 years of floral experience, The Flower School shares his knowledge, recipes and personal tips for creating with flowers, with intention, thought and skill. Joseph takes you through the basics of floral design and the tools of the trade, to notes on sourcing your flowers and developing your own style. From creating simple or striking bouquets for the home, to beautiful gifts, classic centrepieces and even bridal bouquets and buttonholes, Joseph provides expert guidance and inspiration for every occasion.

Tumbling cascades of peonies and beautifully arranged vases of unfurled garden roses are a daily pleasure for Joseph, but his real passion is sharing his expertise. Whether you are fluent in flower arranging or a budding beginner, The Flower School is an invaluable resource that you can cherish and refer to again and again as you embark on your own journey in flower arranging. 

The Flower School is a book for anyone who is attracted to the beauty of flowers and the possibilities of flower arranging, from a single corsage to the most elaborate flower arrangements. Be empowered by learning skills, techniques and principles that will enable you to build a solid foundation of floral design so that you too can indulge in your own floral pleasures or floral career.

The Flower School - The principles and pleasures of good flowers - by Joseph Massie - £27 ▪ ISBN 9781787138209

Joseph Massie The flower School
Joseph Massie The flower School