Growing up on the waters of Long Island in New York, Julia would spend endless hours with her family on the shore. Whether she was collecting clams, searching for sea glass or hunting for the coveted shell of a seahorse that had washed up onto the sand, the magic of the ocean was easily cinched for Julia as a small girl. The first piece designed for the By the Sea collection was the clam. It was important for her to authentically respect the true beauty that nature had already created, so she kept the gnarly hinge of the clam and the asymmetry of the outer layer of the shell. She then paired the natural accurateness of the colors of the sea with the signature styling of the hand applied thumbprint swirl of the crushed mother of pearl infused enamel on sand-cast aluminum. This attention to detail makes this collection a one-of-a-kind, dynamic, sophisticated coastal experience for any event. The By the Sea Collection is food safe and can go into the freezer and the oven up to 250 degrees.