Master florists / Pirjo Koppi

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MASTER FLORIST

Pirjo Koppi

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Biography

Pirjo Koppi (Born. 1975) is a passionate spokesperson for floristry. She has also done quite a bit in the world of floristry. Pirjo graduated as a florist in 1995 and took her Master Florist Exam in 2000. She has also studied floristry at flornet Education (9 modules) throughout Europe. In 2005 she became a teacher in floristry for the Finnish Florists’ Association, and in 2013 she took the new FLORINT National judge and assessor in floristry certificate.
Her first floral demonstration was held over 23 years ago; since then she has dmonstrated and held workshops in Finland and other countries around the world including Belgium, Estonia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain and Sweden.
Pirjo’s first competition was in 1996 and today she has participated in more than 55 such events. Pirjo has achieved numerous first places, as well other top rankings such as third places in both the World Cup 2015 and the Europa Cup 2016.
Pirjo promotes the joys of floristry by actively organizing all kinds of floristry events with other likeminded people. In 2015 she became a Floral Fundamentals ambassador.
She has also been actively involved in various organisations, including being the president of the Finnish Florists’ Association’s Helsinki District between 2011 and 2015.
Her floral designs are published in several publications. Her first book ”Beautification With Floral Jewellery” was published in 2014.
Since 2016 Pirjo is part of the FLOOS project and is one of the floral designers who publishes his works in Floos, a Crafter's Sectret (2017)

Philosophy

The world is full of beauty, colours and joy - you just have to find them. I love flowers, the colour pink and the florist's life, with all the tiny details - this is the floral gospel I want to share with everyone through my work.

Awards

2016 Master Florist at FLOOS, a crafter's secret
2016 Gold Medal of Honour, Finnish Florists` Association
2016 Europa Cup, Florint, 3rd  place
2014 Member of the Year, Finnish Florists` Association
2015 Member of the Year/ Interflora Finland
2015 Fleurop- Interflora World Cup, 3rd  place
2011, 2010, 2008, 2007 International Floral Art Competition (Italy),1 st place (Team Pirjo Koppi & Tiina Koskinen)
2010 Florist of the Year, Finnish Florists` Association
2010 International Designer of the Year, Fusion Flowers
2007 Silver Medal of Honour, Finnish Florists` Association
2007 Finnish Champion
2004 Grand Deco International Flower Design Competition (Estonia), 1st place
2000 Euro Fleurs, Essen (Germany), 2nd place

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