Artist

BENJAMIN STOWELL KENDALL

Designer/Craftsman

BENJAMIN GREW UP SPEARFISHING, CARVING, AND CAPTURING SANTA BARBARA’S LANDSCAPES IN HIS ARTWORK. HIS ARTISTIC TALENTS INCLUDE SCULTPTURE, ILLUSTRATION, PIN-UP ART, COMICS AND FIGURE DRAWING.WITHIN STOWELLEN, EACH PIECE OF JEWELRY IS HAND CARVED AND ONE OF A KIND DUE TO THE UNIQUE NATURE OF BENJAMIN’S MATERIALS AND HIS PERSONAL CARVING STYLE. HE TAKES HIS INSPIRATION FOR THE LINE FROM HIS LOVE OF SCULPTURE AND THE FORMS IN NATURE HE SEES AROUND HIM EVERY DAY.

STOWELLEN (PRONOUNCED ‘STOLEN’) WAS CREATED IN JANUARY 2009 BY BENJAMIN STOWELL KENDALL AND ASHLEY LAMBERT. THE SANTA BARBARA COUPLE STARTED THE LINE AFTER AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO THE INITIAL ABALONE FEATHER NECKLACE BENJAMIN CARVED FOR ASHLEY AS A BIRTHDAY PRESENT. COMPRISED FROM ALL NATURAL MATERIALS; PRIMARILY ABALONE, EBONY, AND FEATHERS, STOWELLEN FOCUSES ON CRAFTING ELEMENTS FROM NATURE INTO WEARABLE PIECES OF ART. FEATHERS REPRESENT HAVING THE ABILITY AND STRENGTH TO TAKE FLIGHT; EITHER SPIRITUALLY, EMOTIONALLY, OR CREATIVELY, AND STOWELLEN REFLECTS THOSE QUALITIES IN THE UNIQUENESS OF ITS DESIGNS.