Shear Stones

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

Upcoming Events

Summer 2024 Shows

June 30 Lavender Waves Farm

July 6-7 Niantic Lions Arts and Crafts Show

August 3 Stonington Village Fair

Other shows to be announced soon...

Fall 2024 Shows

September 14 Bristol State Street Fair

October 12-14 Scituate Art Festival

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.