Johnny Ninos received his BFA from Alfred University where he studied sculpture. Post college he began teaching in the Visual Arts and boiling his skills down to a more intimate scale. Now viewing jewelry as wearable sculpture, Johnny is inspired by the delicate and complex connections and systems found in nature. Spending time along the California coast exploring intertidal formations and ecosystems has greatly influenced his current collections.
All work is handmade using recycled metal and conflict free diamonds in his studio in Los Olivos, CA.