Coming Soon: Glass House at Whitworth Locke, 74 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6JD – Visit Now
Floristry is being shaken up in Manchester, with young, creative minds such as the people behind Bulb, showing us where flower arranging meets visual art. Next year will see the opening of Glass House, a new venture from the outrageous florists, Bulb. With a mixture of plants, flowers, handmade gifts and crafts, Glass House, will be breaking down the stereotypes attached to floristry and showing off some of Manchester’s top makers. As well as the shop we, in the Tours and Activities world, are really excited to see their plans for workshops.
Having run multiple workshops under the previous name, Glass House will be welcoming keen novice florists into Whitworth Locke to have a go at bouquet making classes, pot making and glass flower frame designing. With small group sizes of around six people, you’re guaranteed to receive an ample amount of one to one guidance, letting you really hone your skills. Each Workshop is between £30 – £35 but the bouquets or gifts you walk away with make it very reasonably priced.
In the flower framing workshop you’ll be arranging dried, pressed flowers within a glass frame. The composition of each piece is where your individuality is allowed space to breath. Experiment with colour palettes and textures to create moods within the glass.
ample amounts of one to one guidance
For something a bit larger, have a go at a bouquet making class. In these sessions you’ll be inundated with flowers and have the chance to learn about the character of the plants and expect to find seasonal gems in each flower selection. Under the helpful guidance of expert florists, you can build a bouquet in your own style and discover how expressive flower arranging can be. All materials are provided, from the flowers themselves through to the wire, paper, plastic and scissors that you’ll use to build and package your bouquet.
Be sure to keep an eye out for Glass House’s opening in late February. Until then though, you can still find Bulb nestled into Hatch on Oxford Road displaying a refreshing take on your typical house plants.