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FloraWorks ==  Anne Flora and John Ryan  ++  A Wife and Husband Team.

..to share the beauty and fun of wearable art and other fiber creations!.

 Anne's careers give her an unique perspective on her current works.  With a Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa, Anne turned her talent to print making in New York City and internationally - with shows in the US and Europe in the 1960s.
     The next fifteen years Anne devoted herself to social services work in New York City.  A life long learner, she went back to school to earn her culinary degree and used it to provide great food to the senior citizens of Manhattan.
     From 1983 to 1986, Anne divided her time between her duties as cook, supervisor, and manager at the University of Michigan and her Bed & Breakfast venture in Barmouth, Wales, UK.  In 2003, Anne retired from her UM duties as the Director of University Unions Food Services - to continue and expand her next career as a fiber artist.
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    John began his work career as a teacher of English and spent his summers as a steel worker to pay off his school loans.
     In the middle of the 1970's John joined a hotel management group and spent the next several years working in more than 30 states in a variety of hotels.  In 1980 he joined Marriott as a general manager at several properties.  In 1990, John answered an ad for a position as general manager / director at the University of Michigan' Executive Education Center.  Anne Flora was his first interviewer!
     They (Anne & John) married in 1992!!
 
John supplied the accounting, marketing, driving, and support for Anne's artistic creations.
 
John passed away on October 23, 2013 and he will be sorely missed by Anne -- his best friend and partner.