Florists and Educators to support YOU on your floral journey...
PSF Creative Director
"I love flowers. Flowers have defined my life in so many ways. From the moment I got my first job in a flower shop, my work and subsequent life choices have been shaped and defined by the paths I have followed because of flowers."
Lynne is a highly qualified florist and has taught at premier flower schools in London and in Sydney and has traveled widely to demonstrate and give workshops. Lynne’s knowledge and experience with flowers, plants and design stretch beyond the conventional term ‘Florist.’ Although starting in a conventional way, in a flower shop, Lynne's career since has been vast and varied. Lynne's design skills have been sought after in many areas from developing product ranges for large retailers to start up companies where she has helped shape brand image, set colour and trend direction and styled product photography. She is proud of her many achievements with flowers and plants especially her Gold Medal from the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.
Lynne has been an integral part of the PSF Team for over 15 years as both educator and Creative Director.
Lee Cavender has been a trainer with us for more than 10 years and has had a long and successful floristry career in retail and events businesses.
She is an accomplished artist, fibre sculptor, weaver and Jeweller, her work is inspired, created, or foraged from nature. Her passion for teaching is to inspire and encourage students to discover their own creativity.
Debra Van Breda grew up surrounded by a beautiful garden filled with flowers. This was the inspiration that lead her to a career in floristry. Over 20 years in the industry she has worked in florists based in Sydney's CBD and suburbs. As a trainer Debra shares her wealth of knowledge of the local flower industry and her LOVE of flowers.
Lauren Bridle has studied with some of the top Master Florists both here and overseas. She brings a unique perspective to PSF as she has worked in almost every aspect of the industry and has owned and managed two award winning retail floral businesses. Lauren has a particular passion for wedding and event florals, a belief that designs should be dictated by the seasons and loves sharing her knowledge with newcomers to the industry.
Duc Thuan Bui is the newest member of our floral education team. He is passionate about floral design and views flowers as art! Duc is a senior florist in Pearsons Design Centre and specialises in Corporate and Event floristry. Duc views teaching as a way to inspire new designers to explore their own unique creativity.
Emelia is our Sales & Enrolment Officer - you will meet Emelia as you embark on your journey to be a florist. As an experienced florist she is uniquely positioned to guide you through the initial process of enrolling in our course.
Once you have joined our course, our Student Support Officer, Vicky, will be your point of contact in the office. She will be there for you every step of the way. Vicky has a background in Immunology but has chosen to work with a creative team that loves flowers. Her job at Pearsons allows her to be surrounded by creative individuals every day and is able to immerse herself in such a beautiful industry.
In 1969, Clare and Fred Pollak bought a small flower shop in Bondi Junction and soon transformed it into a flourishing floral business with key locations across Sydney. Fifty years later, their son Bernard and grandson Avi carry on their proud heritage and run Pearsons Florist and Pearsons School of Floristry.
Director Bernard has been going to the markets since he was a teenager and plays a key role in flower buying across both businesses. You will meet Bernard at the Sydney Flower Markets where he will share his wealth of local floral knowledge. CEO Avi looks after all aspects of the business of Floristry, he is an innovator and motivator.
Both Bernard and Avi are keen flower lovers and will play a key role in your floral journey, sharing their knowledge and ensuring Pearsons School remains current and relevant within the industry.