Shear Stones

Rhode Island based artist creating one of a kind images from beach combed treasures. 

Upcoming Events

Scituate Art Festival - October 8, 9, 10

PVD Artisans Market in Lippet Park - October 29

PVD Artisans Premier at Waterfire Arts Center - November 13

Field of Artisans at Whalers - November 20

PVD Flea Black Friday - November 25

PVD Flea Holiday - November 27

Matunuck Stroll - Date TBD

Field of Artisans Hoppy Holidays at the Guild - December 3, 4

Field of Artisans at Whalers - December 11

About the Artist

Lessa

Collecting shells and beach combing began with our yearly family trips to the ocean when I was growing up. I have explored beaches around the world and was lucky to finally settle in a Rhode Island seaside town. I was inspired to create art from the items found on our local beaches to share my love of the ocean and its weathered treasures.   

I especially love finding stones worn smooth by the tides that may seem lifeless, but bring out deep emotion when they become a family. I often wonder about the origins of a piece of sea glass, where it started before finding its way to this beach, who may have held it when it was a fully formed bottle.

Every piece of driftwood, every stone, and every piece of sea-glass has its own story that I will never know, but I bring them together to make a new story, maybe one that reminds you of your family, your friends and your time at the beach.

If you don't see your own family in the work listed, please contact me to tell me about your family and I can create a unique custom piece that reflects your family.