World Wide Pressed Flower Guild

WWPFG
Promoting pressed flower art throughout the world

Board and Executive Committee Biography

Jacki Harrington
Chairman of the Board

Vice President of the Executive Committee
 

My name is Jacki Harrington and I am a life long resident of Massachusetts.  I have taught foreign languages since the early seventies. In fact, I just retired from full time teaching in June, 2008.

My first attempts at pressing flowers were a result of adding some artwork to calligraphy pieces for a client. This combined with my sadness at the end of the gardening season prompted me to do more and more pressing.  Soon after I found the WWPFG on line and have been learning and improving every year.  I have found both the daily interactions and the monthly classes and projects immensely helpful. How wonderful to be able to ask a question and receive multiple responses within days! The classes are taught so well and have stretched my imagination and skills.

A few years ago I started entering the competition at the Philadelphia Flower Show, and have won several awards over the past 3 years.  I have found this to be extremely challenging for me, but I have learned so much by entering.

In April, I put my work into a shop in Newburyport, MA, Sisters We Three.  The response has been terrific! People are amazed at what flowers can do. I also have done a number of local craft and artisan shows and have spoken to various garden clubs and organizations.

I have been a professional calligrapher for almost 20 years. I often combine calligraphy and pressed flowers in seating boards for brides. I have played with making my own paper and with marbling paper, which I also use in my pressed flower work.

I hope to continue helping the Guild achieve its goals, to continue growing in this art form, and to expand the visibility and appreciation of pressed flower art in our world.

 
 

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