from peonies to lilacs, julia oleynik creates clay flowers that look just like the real thing

from peonies to lilacs, julia oleynik creates clay flowers that look just like the real thing

Julia Oleynik sculpts lifelike floral art

 

Ceramic floristry project Clay Flowers by Julia Oleynik combines botanical sculpture and painting to create floral art that looks just like the real thing. Using floral clay, the artist explores the medium’s possibilities, capturing different stages of flowering through intricate textures and precise toning. By applying oil paints, she achieves accurate color gradations resembling real flowers, sculpting lifelike peonies, daisies, lilacs, roses, and more. Thinly rolling out the clay enables her to replicate each flower’s unique botanical features with precision. Oleynik’s devotion to creating runs deep, serving as her meditation and artistic outlet.

from peonies to lilacs, julia oleynik creates clay flowers that look just like the real thing
all images courtesy of Julia Oleynik

 

 

Clay Flowers series is a work of love and patience

 

As a clay artist and teacher, Julia Oleynik’s work has connected her with individuals worldwide, fostering a global community despite physical distances. ‘My love for creating flowers is endless. This is my meditation, my realization as an artist, my experience.’ she shares, ‘And no matter what situations arise, my creativity is my support and strength.’ Creating a floral clay piece is both an adventure and a personal challenge for the Ukranian artist. The process, from shaping a tiny stamen to assembling a full bouquet, demands significant time, patience, and love. Each piece reflects her dedication and skill in capturing the delicate beauty of the flower. 

from peonies to lilacs, julia oleynik creates clay flowers that look just like the real thing
Clay Flowers by Julia Oleynik combines botanical sculpture and painting

from peonies to lilacs, julia oleynik creates clay flowers that look just like the real thing
ceramic floral art bouquets look just like the real thing

 

from peonies to lilacs, julia oleynik creates clay flowers that look just like the real thing
oil paints achieve accurate color gradations

from peonies to lilacs, julia oleynik creates clay flowers that look just like the real thing
thinly rolling out the clay enables Julia Oleynik to replicate each flower

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floral clay offers various possibilities, capturing different stages of flowering

 

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Julia Oleynik devotion to creating flowers runs deep, serving as her meditation

 

 

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creating a clay lilac is both an adventure and a personal challenge for the artist
creating a clay lilac is both an adventure and a personal challenge for the artist
Julia Oleynik’s work has connected her with individuals worldwide
Julia Oleynik’s work has connected her with individuals worldwide
the process demands significant time, patience, and love
the process demands significant time, patience, and love
each piece reflects the artist's dedication and skill
each piece reflects the artist's dedication and skill

project info:

 

name: Clay Flowers
designer: Julia Oleynik | @julia_ok8

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: thomai tsimpou | designboom

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