Cutting-edge floral artists Bill Schaffer and Kristine Kratt share an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at their creative process and offer detailed, helpful steps to assist the reader in creating their own designs at home. They've selected six of their stunning award-winning installations to thoroughly analyze, taking the reader from the moment of conception, with original sketches and drafts, to the insertion of the final stem in the finished design. In this extensively and beautifully photographed compendium, these veteran flower show exhibitors reveal the excitement and challenge of realizing large scale artistic visions and the "think fast" moments of resourcefulness that they demand. The final chapter includes all you need to bring the show home to you, with construction tips, ideas, material lists and flower selection, and insightful techniques to help you create floral designs of your own.
Bill Schaffer and Kris Kratt are multiple-award winning floral designers who have been collaborating since 2007. Featured as designers, educators, consultants, and product development specialists, they travel throughout the world to further their own education and to share their knowledge with others.