Artist Uses Real Found Flowers to Create Delicate One-of-a-Kind Ceramics

Hessa Al Ajmani Floral Ceramics

For artist Hessa Al Ajmani, gathering inspiration is as easy as visiting her mother’s garden. There, she finds a variety of blooms that become the basis for her nature-inspired ceramics. Ajmani arranges unique and thoughtful assortments of the flowers which she then presses into every mug, bowl, and plate that she makes. When the flora is removed from the clay, an imprint of the form remains as a delicate surface design.

All of Ajmani's ceramic artwork is crafted with meticulous care. She hand-picks every plant that she then stamps into the clay, and even her forms are made completely by hand—without the use of a wheel—as she finds therapeutic joy in the tactile process of shaping the material. (They can take hours or even days to finish this way.) Once constructed and the clay is fired, Ajmani hand-paints the tiny imprints. The results are beautifully crafted pieces reminiscent of nature and its seasons.

Scroll down to see more examples of Ajmani's incredible hand-pressed ceramics, including a video of her at work, and visit the artist's store to add one to your home.

Artist Hessa Al Ajmani presses bouquets of blooms into her beautiful floral ceramics.

Hessa Al Ajmani Floral Ceramics

She finds flowers from her mother's garden and takes them home to her studio.

Hessa Al Ajmani Flower-Pressed Ceramics

All of Ajmani's ceramics are meticulously handmade, meaning each one is completely unique.

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Here's a peek into Ajmani's process:

 

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.

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