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Workshop: Mikarla Bauer

One word to describe the two floral workshops hosted by Mikarla Bauer is AMAZING! What an inspiring, fun, totally cool and charismatic lady. Everyone was completley blown away by her natural manner, knowledge and ability to convey her floral techniques to us (non-floral) people.

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Interview - Mikarla Bauer

We are extremely honoured and excited to have Mikarla Bauer conduct two separate workshops for Jumbled on February 22nd and 23rd. There is loads of information about the workshops so go on and click here to read more.

Mikarla has spent the last 10 years as a floral designer working for boutique florists in Sydney and Berlin. She is regarded as one of Sydney’s most exciting florists blending her own unique style and vision into each installation.

Mikarla strengths lay in clashing colour combinations, contrasting textures and the compulsive desire to search the markets, farms and the roadside for that special bloom her clients are lusting for. 

How did you get into Floristry
I always wanted to be a florist, my grandmother Bobby was a florist. I helped her out in my school holidays as a kid. I studied interior design first not really knowing that I could have a career as a florist. Siting at a computer and looking at wallpaper swatches was not my idea of a rewarding job, so I approached a lovely flowers shop in Paddington and started an apprenticeship while studying floristry. Best move ever! I love my job.

Where do you find inspiration
I find inspiration in fashion, art, the countryside and my amazingly nutty friends and family. My girlfriends are a power house of creativity- architects, painters, photographers and artists . Laura Jones's bold floral paintings and Adriana Pickers delicate botanical ink drawings are really inspiring me at the moment. I'm also obsessed with Marimekko fabric and green italian glass. If I'm lacking inspiration I like to take a bush walk and peruse blogs like Saipua, Henry Hudson and the Design Sponge.


Images from: Laura Jones and Henry Hudson

Describe the tablescape that you would create for Jumbled's next birthday party
I like lots of clashing colour and texture for a crazy party vibe. I would start by running a few sets of the bamboo nets bowl tightly down the centre of the table. Working with the vibrant colours of the bowls I would mass them with dahlias, garden roses, gardenias and mint. Really fragrant and summery. I love using tiny potted cactus at place settings, warped in neon tule. I have a bit of an accidental Mexican vibe going on in my head so I'd top it of with garlands of cumquat, mint and hot red dahlias strung in festoon lighting over the table.


Images from: Martha Stewart and 100 Layer Cake

Favourite flower
I could never pick just one but my top ten are; passionfruit flower, dogwood, lilac, Lilly of the valley, fritillary, anemone, geranium, camellia, cherry blossom and really fragrant garden roses.


Images from Pinterest

Where would you hold your dream dinner party?
On the Greek island of Santorini. On a white washed terrace over looking the sea. Eating grilled fish and Saganaki cheese dripping with honey and oregano. I'd dress the table with a wrinkled white linen cloth and low gold bowls filled with pomegranates and red roses.


Images from: Guidora

 

Best tip you could give about working with flowers.
Be kind to the flower growers and treat them with respect. They are some on the most amazing and hard working people you will ever meet. Take care of your body and hands. It a very physical job. Buck trends and go for flowers you are drawn to.

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Workshop with Mikarla Bauer



Our next workshop is all organised and we are excited to announce that Mikarla Bauer is coming to Orange to hold two crazy amazing yet different classes on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February.

SATURDAY 22ND FEBRUARY
3.30pm - 6.30pm

Celebration Tables with Mikarla Bauer

Come and learn how to create crazy beautiful table settings for a wedding, lunch or dinner party! 

100% Guaranteed to knock your guests socks off! 

Mikarla will show you how to create the perfect floral centerpieces, unique name settings and how to mix and match dinnerware and tablecloths.

She will also be bringing bucket loads of blooms from Flemington flower markets and beautiful herbs, grasses, branches and fresh roses from her own farm in the Southern Highlands

SUNDAY 23RD FEBRUARY
10am - 1pm

Bouquets & Posies with Mikarla Bauer

Come and learn how to do it like a pro! Put the perfect bouquet together no matter what the occasion is... wedding, your next dinner party, a special gift for a love one.... Well we have got you covered!  Mikarla will show you everything you need to know from colour and texture, floral blooms, seasonal variations to how to create crazy wrapping with neon tulle and hand painted paper. She will also be bringing bucket loads of blooms from Flemington flower markets and beautiful herbs, grasses, branches and fresh roses from her own farm in the Southern Highlands

Which class to attend is the question...  Celebration tables or Bouquets & Posies!?

Tickets are $140

Each class is 3 hours and includes fresh flowers that you will take home, food and drinks.

Mikarla has spent the last 10 years as a floral designer working for boutique florists in Sydney and Berlin. She is regarded as one of Sydney’s most exciting florists blending her own unique style and vision into each installation.

Currently dividing her time between Sydney and her property in the southern highlands, Mikarla incorporates her own farm grown produce into her work to provide clients with locally sourced arrangements that compliment the season.

Mikarla strengths lay in clashing colour combinations, contrasting textures and the compulsive desire to search the markets, farms and the roadside for that special bloom her clients are lusting for. 

“Floristry is in my blood. I love nothing more than twirling the perfect posy, getting up a cheery picker to hang floral chandelier or seeing a bride gush over her bouquet. I’m a more is more kind of girl”

You can buy tickets online here.

 

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