JOHNNY NINOS received his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Creating jewelry as intimate, wearable sculpture, Johnny is inspired by the delicate and complicated connections and systems found in nature. His current collection, Barnacle, is informed by explorations of intertidal formations and ecosystems found along the California coast. In this series Johnny explores composition organically and uses his pieces to create simplified examples of the forms, textures, and relationships he observes while on location. All work is handmade using recycled metals and conflict-free diamonds in his Los Olivos, CA studio.