Do sea urchins have super powers? Purple sea urchins can carve out small holes for themselves in the rock by using their sharp teeth and their spines. Divers and tidepoolers sometimes spot these critters burrowed into perfectly excavated depressions in sandstone or shale rock!
Asheville, NC-based ceramics artist Heather Knight takes inspiration from the natural world for her Element Clay Studio line of porcelain pieces. This hand-built stunner’s distinctive shape is based on a spiky sea urchin, and the interior’s cerulean crackle finish gives it the inviting look of a cool, clear cenote hidden in a lush jungle somewhere in the Yucatán.