Susan Lloyd with the display of her shell artwork that will be exhibited during October at the Westport Book Shop. / Contributed photo

WESTPORT — Artwork fashioned from shells by Susan Lloyd will be showcased in October’s “artist-of-the-month” exhibit at the Westport Book Shop.

The display of two-dimensional shell art, incorporating mirrors and mosaics, will be on view through Oct. 31 at the nonprofit store, 23 Jesup Road.

“I’ve been making shell art for about 15 years now,” Lloyd said in a publicity release for the exhibit.

“My work started out more traditional, but has evolved to include skulls [plastic reproductions], old dolls and saints [because of their stories, and not for religious reasons],” Lloyd said. “The color, shape and texture of the shells are all very important in the design of my work, as is the variety of shells used.”

Lloyd, in the release, adds, “I am pretty handy with glue and a pair of tweezers.”

She holds degrees in sculpture, studying jewelry and metalsmithing. To see more of her work, visit

For more information, visit the Westport Book Shop website or call 203-349-5141.