DECORATIVE ART FROM SEA AND BEACH
EYE POPPING CONVERSATION PIECES
A unique Shellman artwork is an eye popping, jaw dropping conversation piece. Attention is guaranteed.
Our shell craft fits both traditional and contemporary interiors: private homes, hotels and restaurants, office foyers,
conference rooms, public areas and more. We craft shell mirrors, sculptures and other exclusive shell items. Get your hands on
SHELL ART WITH EXCELLENT FINISH
When we started out in 2018 we did so with a mantra: good enough is not enough. Final finish is everything.
Size and style, color and complexity, shape, shine and the “shell topography” vary. But our creative standard is equally high in all pieces. Pictures bring out some of the magic in our work, but they can't beat the real deal. So come visit us!
SHELLMAN IS TWO SHELL MEN IN TWO STUDIOS
Shellman is actually two shell men – step dad and step son. Mikael Hjärtsjö left a career in advertising and stepson Buster Eriksson made a sharp turn from Apple. For years, fingers had been itching to do tactile work and eventually we decided to pursue a new career as shell artists. In 2018 we set up the Shellman studio with the intention to create shell art with close attention to details.
In May 2023 we opened our second studio in central Amsterdam.
ALWAYS UNIQUE, ALWAYS ORIGINAL
Every Shellman piece is unique – no two are alike. The mood of the day and inspiration from nature, science, music, pop culture
or world events can set us off in any direction. It’s often reflected in our naming of a finished piece. Anything and everything is possible and we believe in an open mind – immediate dismissal of seemingly stupid ideas is a no-no.
OUR SHELLS ARE ABUNDANT OR COMMON
Our shells come from near and far. We collect empty cockles, mussels, clams and other shells from our
local shores and we partner with local restaurants to reuse their waste oyster shells. Shells from other waters
are abundant or common and we buy only from reliable sources with all necessary papers in order.