Sea Urchins

There is something about combing the beach & noticing the change of texture & colour in the sand. A fragment of a sea urchin shell might give you a clue, but if you are looking with eagle eyes you will notice the crushed and broken tiny dark purple spines of the urchin combined with sand & the other broken conchology that create this texture & colour.

I have many sea urchin quills & shells in all shapes, colours & sizes. The quills I sell at The Society inc. are larger ones that vary in all shades of purples & a little bit of green with white stripes.  When in your hand the clink together and sound like chimes. They have a soft fired, but not glazed, porcelain texture.

I was shooting at the Macleay Museum in the back room, in the back drawers (yes, it was as romantic as it sounds) with my brother/photographer extraordinaire & this is what we found!

FILED 29, May 2012

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  • SYDNEY SHOP & STUDIO 3.02 75 Mary Street St Peters NSW 2044
  • 0429 589 982
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-4pm OR BY APPOINTMENT