Pressing Plants: A Presentation & Demonstration by Lynette Breton

Date: April 8, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM
33 Summer St
Bath, Maine 04530

 On Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30pm, Patten Free Library welcomes Harpswell artisan Lynette Breton for a slide presentation on pressing plants. Her talk covers the history, collection of specimens, pressing techniques and contemporary use of flowers and plant matter in making art. There will be a short demonstration at the end of the program.

Breton is a furniture maker by trade and a naturalist by heart. Her two passions joined forces when she decided to make a few wooden heirloom style flower presses as gifts. She now makes them in small runs to keep up with demand. Because she is interested in using historic and repurposed wood for other projects, Breton creates the presses from that sort of material.

Flower pressing opens up one’s way of seeing beauty. The presentation is about exploring and looking in a more detailed way at the things that grow around us. By pressing plants, we are able to extend our enjoyment of them throughout the seasons and create art that we can share with others.