New from Elworthy Studio: TRACES


Traces is inspired by fragments of seashells designer Kate Miller found during one of her walks on the beach in Half Moon Bay.  She used printmaking methods to capture the beauty of a seashell's lifecycle.  This design reads as a vertical stripe, full of movement and organic texture.


"On one particular day, the beach was strewn with a seemingly infinite path of seashell fragments. They hurt to step on, so I kept company as I walked from a parallel distance. I pondered the seashell, and how the beauty of the seashell extends beyond its aesthetically pleasing form, its smoothness, its ability to capture the sound of the waves."

"What is a seashell anyway? It is a home. A source of protection. At least for a while, until it’s tenant moves on. Then perhaps it becomes a home for a new tenant…then another, until it’s no longer useful as a home. The elements do their thing, gradually breaking the shell down into fragments, then smaller fragments until it ceases to exist.

To me, there is so much beauty in this lifecycle, and in the fact that the home of a living creature breaks down organically in a way that does absolutely no harm to its environment. Can we say the same of our own homes?" - Kate Miller, Elworthy Studio

Here are some of Kate's favorite combinations of Traces with her other available collections!


Grey Lux is proud to represent Elworthy Studio in Northern California.
Please reach out to discuss how we can create a bespoke item for your project, and stop by the SFDC showroom to see select items on display.

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