Brilliantly Crafted Porcelain Flowers That Look Like Real Beautiful Blooms

Clay Flowers by Owen Mann

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If you’ve ever looked carefully at a flower, you know that each type has its own unique form and intricate petal patterns. New York-based artist Owen Mann celebrates the diverse beauty of nature with his realistic clay flowers and succulents. Each piece can either lay flat or be used as a unique wall hanging, allowing you to have a little piece of nature that will last forever.

The self-taught sculptor made his first clay flower (a red and white rose) for his mother when he was just 10 years old, but he didn’t re-visit the craft until he was in his mid-20s. Today, Mann has created over 1,000 clay flowers that immortalize a variety of species. From peonies to dahlias, each piece captures the fragility of silk-like petals and the mesmerizing, spiraling patterns they form.

Mann often photographs his pieces in his own hands, revealing their lifelike—and sometimes larger-than-life—size. While some pieces are left uncoated to highlight the elegant quality of porcelain, others are finished with colorful glazes that bring them to life. Many pieces appear so realistic that they look as though they’ve just been plucked from the artist’s own colorful garden. “Each flower is different and I won't ever stop making them,” says Mann. “After all, the world can always use more flowers.”

Scroll down to check out some of Mann’s pretty porcelain flowers, and if you love his work, you can shop his collection on Etsy.

New York-based ceramicist Owen Mann crafts realistic flowers and succulents from porcelain and clay.

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Each intricate piece captures the fragility of the flowers' silk-like petals.

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They're so realistic, they look as though they’ve just been plucked from the artist’s own colorful garden.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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