Florian was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in 1992. He then moved to London attending a Rudolf Steiner School where Arts and Crafts are considered as important as English and Maths. Clay was constantly used throughout his primary and secondary education and he continued ceramics as an examination subject where he received throwing tuition from potter Caroline Hughes.
While studying, Florian took the opportunity to do a work placement at Leach Pottery in St. Ives, assisting Jack Doherty along with the other production throwers.
Florian is also a dedicated draughtsman and graphic designer and has completed work experience at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, an advertising agency in London. In 2012 Florian was successful in obtaining a place on the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Ceramics Skills & Design Course. Upon finishing in 2014 he began his apprenticeship with Lisa Hammond. In October 2017 Florian finished his apprenticeship and is currently studying with Ken Matsuzaki for six months in Mashiko, Japan.