Artist | Grace Gow | Vashon Island, WA
Cat McCadden is an independent fine jeweler who is inspired by where the city meets the sea. Since 2007, she has been transforming oceanic forms into wearable sculptural pieces in gold, silver, bronze and brass accented with topaz, tourmalines and diamonds. Her work evokes the spirit of the place that inspired it- the beach.
CLAW Ring. According to the this myth, a giant crab named Crios guarded the sea nymphs in the Greek god Poseidon's kingdom. He was enormous and strong, and Poseidon himself had blessed him with immortality. When the god of monsters Typhon (Greek mythology) terrorized the gods of Olympus, Poseidon, along with most of the other gods, went into hiding. He left Crios in charge of protecting the sea nymphs, who were considered to be Poseidon's daughters. The crab took his role as protector very seriously, and wouldn't let any of the sea nymphs outside of his reach. After a while, some of the sea nymphs became restless, and convinced that they were in no danger from Typhon, escaped into the open sea.