Nina Samuels combines algae waste material with natural clay in a sustainable process that produces pieces that go back into the ocean and become new habitats for marine life. Many of her sculptures are currently hosting life in waterways across the Southeast. Her art helps others connect with the ocean and to each other.

A ceramic-based sculptor who lives and works in Savannah, Georgia, Nina Samuels uses wild clay and other natural materials she has foraged across the Southeast to create original work inspired by the land, sea and fauna of the natural world. Her work has been exhibited in more than 30 art galleries across the United States. Her most recent project was a collaborative research project with the biology and fine arts departments at Georgia Southern University and was supported by the Georgia Sea Grant and the Henry David Thoreau Foundation.