CFAA PRESENTS OUR 2019 FEATURED DESIGNER FROM ENGLAND
2020 Program To Be Announced
Craig Bullock, MA, International Floral Designer and Artist, is the youngest person to become a National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) demonstrator at age 24. He earned bachelors and master degrees from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007 and is a judge of floral art. His creativity and showmanship have been featured in many books and magazines, most notably the NAFAS magazine, The Flower Arranger.
He enjoys working with natural materials and sees his floral work as an extension of his art work. Craig enjoys challenging ideas while respecting tradition. He has been awarded several Gold and Best in Show Awards at RHS Chelsea, UK National Competitions and International WAFA Shows in New Zealand and Glasgow, and served as Area Chairman of the NAFAS North West Area. He was included in the organizing team for shows and exhibitions at Chicheley, Oxford, Canterbury and Southwark Cathedrals in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Over the last 36 years, Craig has demonstrated and taught around the globe in Australia, Barbados, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malta, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. CFAA is delighted to feature this amazing designer at Seminar 2019!
The annual Seminar, limited to members, is held annually in Orlando, Florida. The event is a fantastic experience for floral designers, whether novice or advanced. Attendees are treated to Workshops, trend-setting Programs, a display of designs by members, and commercial sales of design materials, containers and mechanics. Our commercial Vendors offer wide-ranging products and essentials for the avid designer. Membership in CFAA costs $35 annually; members are eligible to attend the Seminar and to receive two issues each year of the news magazine Design Dimensions.
David Robson is a retired horticulture and pesticide safety specialist with the University of Illinois. He is an NGC Master Judge, and Flower Show School and Symposium instructor, teaching Horticulture and Flower Show Procedures. He currently serves on the NGC Board of Directors as the Plant America committee chairman, and NGC Headquarters Grounds Committee.
Tony Todesco, founder and owner of Stow Florist/One Main Street Studio, of Stow, Massachusetts, has designed and commented for trade shows and has appeared on television promoting the use and enjoyment of flowers.
He is a regular guest designer, lectures and instructor for Civic, Design Groups, and Garden Clubs on state, national and international levels. Design program have been presented to numerous museums, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Minneapolis Institute of Art. Tony's large scale designs are a regular exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Among his many accomplishments are set design and staging for numerous flowers shows, including The Massachusetts Horticultural Societies Annual, New England Flower Show. He is proud to be a National Garden Clubs, Master Flower Show Judge, and served on the The National Garden Club Flower Show Committee as New Design Development chair (2001-2017). He developed and introduced eleven new design types. These designs are included in the NGC, Handbook for Flower Shows, and also seen in Designing by Types publication.
In addition to over 35 years in the Metrowest Boston area, Tony's colorful style and expertise, make him a sought after designer, lecturer, and commentator. Because of his creative use of plant material in his designs and technical knowledge, he not only interprets design trends, but helps creates them.