Alys Dobbie

Alys Dobbie is a florist by training and lives in Brighton. She is the owner of one of the littlest plant shops, but with the biggest ideas! Alys and her team create bespoke plant installations for shops, restaurants and clients but specialise in workshops for any number of people from 1 to 100. 

Describe your approach to teaching. 

A very hands on approach, demonstrating the different techniques to students and encouraging them to try their own styles.

What inspires your own work? 

Alys is inspired by her plant materials and likes to create unusual floral creations.

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