Shear Stones

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

Upcoming Events

Holiday 2023 Shows

11/30/23 Field of Artisans at Whalers

12/2-3/23 Hoppy Holidays at The Guild

12/7/23 Matunuck Stroll

12/9-10/23 Bristol Christmas Festival

12/15 Whiskey Wonderland at Sons of Liberty

12/16-17/23 Providence Artisans Holiday Premiere at WaterFire Arts Center

Shear Stones items are always available at Hotpoint Emporium, 39 State St, Bristol, RI.

About the Artist


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.