Owen Mann is a self-taught artist and sculptor from the Finger Lakes region in New York.
Mann specialises in making botanical art from porcelain and clay. Each piece is hand formed, using hundreds of petals to create peonies, dahlias and succulents. Mann says that as a child, he was making toys from modelling clay as early as 4 years old. He says that the first flower he made was a red and white rose for his mother, when he was ten years old.
Mann says that he has experimented with other creations, but he continues to enjoy making flowers. “Every now and then I say I want to make something other than a flower or a succulent but I always go back to forming petals in that geometric sequence that is so captivating,” he says. And he doesn’t mind, “After all, the world can always use more flowers.”