Designing to Win Gallery - Glass & Grass

Jill Hoskin

As part of Flower Thinking's Designing to Win program, floral designers responded to a competition-style schedule with the theme Glass & Grass.

Here is one submission from floral artist Jill Hoskin, with a glimpse of the learnings that were gained and applied.

Detail shot of Jill's interpretation of Glass & Grass

Glass & Grass - Jill Hoskin

I decided to use a narrow glass container for the brief Grass and Glass. Long strands of grass were bound together with wire and manipulated into curved lines that I was able to place inside the container as well as on the outside. I enjoyed the challenge!

Minora Grass
Design - Jill Hoskin
Photography - Jill Hoskin
  • Some of the Learnings Gained and Applied

    • Reduced colour scheme works better with the theme.
    • The role of the glass is better balanced with the grass and within the design principles.
    • More contemporary flower placements, more in keeping with the sinuous, graceful structure.
    • The balance between the glass and grass components is better handled, offering an enhanced interpretation. Even though the vase is the same its presence is reduced by the greater quantity and loosening of some of the grass.
  • About the Designer

    I am a floral art judge, teacher and demonstrator in South Africa. I feel that it is important for me to try and keep up with current trends and new ideas.

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