Barnacles take over the studio in handmade bowls and jewelry
I’ve got barnacles on the brain! I had finished this shallow enamelware bowl shortly before my recent trip to the coast. So it’s fitting I break out the barnacle inspiration again.
For the Crevice Bloom Bowl, I was inspired by these barnacles I saw during a boat trip through the San Juan Islands a few years ago. My focus in painting was to capture pattern, I took liberties with color to reflect a brighter sensation of the sea.
It was fun to great the barnacles I just saw at Shi Shi Beach while wearing my sea star ring. The ring was inspired by sea creature drawings by 19th century biologist, Ernst Haeckel, so it felt like I was taking the ring home to see family.