Nantucket Wildflowers Sailors Valentine with Suzanne Marie Dietsch

Create a historic maritime seashell mosaic in a handcrafted red maple case. This valentine references many of the natural wildflower patterns found on the island of Nantucket. All tools and materials, including mother of pearl inlay will be available to complete this treasured Nantucket keepsake.  This is an intermediate level 4 day class.



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.

The mission of the Nantucket Historical Association is to tell the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.

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