Passionflower is a floral design studio specializing in teaching, floral fashion and jewelry, floral styling and weddings. Created by designer Sue McLeary, and based in Ann Arbor Michigan, Passionflower is available for editorial styling, workshop instruction and destination events worldwide.
Sue McLeary is a floral designer, three-dimensional artist and instructor who creates unique and uncommon boundary-pushing floral art including elaborate headpieces, floral wearables, and her signature succulent jewelry. Sue's intricate, seasonally-inspired creations and wearable floral pieces have been described as exquisite "living artwork."
Considered one of the country's top designers of floral wearables and succulent jewelry, her work has twice graced the cover of Fusion Flowers magazine, and has been featured in leading industry publications and websites including Martha Stewart Weddings, Flower, Florists' Review, The Knot, My Modern Met, Refinery 29, SELF, Buzzfeed, Belle Armoire, Modern Wedding Flowers, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormond Wedding Style and the Slow Flowers Podcast. She is a member of Chapel Designers and Slow Flowers, and is a member of the Botanical Brouhaha Expert Panel. A frequent featured designer on Etsy, her designs and living jewelry have been praised for originality, sustainability and style.
Extensively trained, she continues to pursue professional development by studying with leading designers and respected floral artists, and holds a Certified Florist Certificate from the Michigan Floral Association, is a Certified Floral Designer, and is currently pursuing European Master Certification.
Sue was a featured artist at Flower House Detroit and has presented or taught at the American Institute of Floral Designers, Philadelphia Flower Show, Floret, Detroit Flower Week, Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, Whidbey Flower Workshop, Chapel Designers Conferences, Florabundance Design Days, Flowerstock, the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers and other top venues.
A passionate teacher, she's happy to offer private design instruction for new and professional florists in her Ann Arbor studio and through destination workshops.