Learn the Basic Skills and Create a Sailors Valentine

“Nantucket Rose” Sailors Valentine, with Suzanne Marie Dietsch

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Location: 1800 House

Category: 1800 House


“Nantucket Rose” Sailor’s Valentine, with Suzanne Marie Dietsch

Tuesday, June 16, to Friday, June 18: 9 A.M.–1 P.M.
Member $650; Nonmember $700

Create a maritime seashell collage in a handmade cherry box.

Celebrate with award winning artist Suzanne Marie Dietsch the basic sailor’s valentine techniques used by the 1800’s shell crafters of Barbados. Create this time honored treasure of Nantucket with one of today’s Island favorites – The Nantucket Rose. All tools, shells, instructions and the 8” handcrafted cherry octagon case will be available to complete this stunning keepsake. This is an introductory level class.

All materials included. Maximum class size: 10

SUZANNE MARIE DIETSCH is a multi-time first place and best-in-show recipient in the most competitive shell competitions in the country: Philadelphia, Sarasota and Sanibel. She is known for her creative, three-dimensional approach to this craft. Her goal is to honor the nautical folk-art history of Sailors Valentines while creating a more personal, contemporary spin to this treasured 1800’s art form. Suzanne has a deep appreciation for nature’s artistry and enjoys the intricate, mosaic expressions that can be created with seashells. She is self taught and creates each design one tiny seashell at a time. www.seashellvalentines.com

Contact: Brittany Thurman
Email: bthurman@nha.org
Phone: 508-228-1894 x 351

Location Details
1800 House
4 Mill Street, Nantucket MA

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