To kick off our new blog series Artisan - a space where we celebrate and showcase talented creatives who are inspired by the flowers we sell – we are excited to be collaborating with Emily from Nancybird and it's your chance to win!
Emily Wright from @nancybirddesign has a background in fine art and has spent 2020 rediscovering her love of painting and has created a beautiful print, inspired from a Vasette arrangement, for the launch of their new homewares collection.
We asked Emily some questions about her work...
Q Tell us about your work. How did you get started?
I started back in 2002, coming out of a Fine Arts Printmaking degree at RMIT. I was doing very low fi, kitchen table screen printing making little purses and selling in local independent stores. I spent a few years making everything myself and working from a little backyard studio. I didn’t know pretty much anything about running a business or the industry so I’ve learnt through my experience or through the people around me. Over the years I slowly brought in staff to help with aspects of the business, and we are now a team of seven excellent people, with our long term makers mainly in India and China.
Q How have flowers inspired you?
Flowers and in particular indigenous florals are a constant inspiration that we draw on in our designs. Nature is the ultimate in colour palettes, form, everything! I’ve been doing more painting lately, so it’s definitely something I keep my eye out for. My phone is full of pictures to refer back to later.
Q What are your favourite flowers or flower memory?
Banksias are a firm favourite, they are beautiful in every stage of their life. My family recently did a road trip up to the Mallee and Murray River region and saw the most beautiful flowering gums in a few towns – bright yellow with dusty grey leaves and flower pods. We worked out they are indigenous to WA – called Eucalyptus woodwardia. So beautiful.
Q Do you have any other projects you would like to mention?
Watch out for our new capsule collection – collaborating with Sydney artist Nicola Woodcock – her oil pastel works of the bushland around her home are just stunning and we are lucky to have worked with her on a beautiful print for our first Spring drop. It’s so good and I’m excited to see it out in the world!
Your chance to win!
Here at Vasette we see many talented artists that are inspired by the flowers we sell and we love to showcase them to our community. To celebrate we are giving away a $150 Nancybird gift voucher and cut-flower arrangement for you AND your friend. What a way to brighten your home in this dark Melbourne winter!
Tag to win a $150 Nancybird gift voucher and a gorgeous cut flower arrangement from Flowers Vasette for you and your friend.
Head on over to our instagram:
- Follow both @flowersvasette and @nancybirddesign instagram accounts
- Tag a friend and ask them to follow
Bonus entries 1 comment = 1 entry you can tag as many friends as you like.
Comp ends in one week and will be announced on Instagram stories.
T&Cs: Must be able to collect flowers from Flowers Vasette Fitzroy store
Love Natives? You can shop these incredible arrangements now online