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Celeste: Creator

Aquay, my name is Celeste Syas, I am from the Shinnecock Indian Reservation located on Long Island. I am currently a Lead Teacher at the Wuneechanunk Preschool, along with attending Stony Brook University for my Master's in Social Work. I have always been into arts and crafts growing up. All my products are things that I created myself and use myself on my body. I love using all natural items and believe they are the best for your skin. I recently found an interest in photography and fell in love with it, I am still improving and appreciate the support I have received. 

Adrienne: Mother

My name is Adrienne Terry. I love to do arts and crafts and can transform many things with shells, items from the environment, you name it. 

Edward Terry: Grandfather

My name is Ed "Fox" Terry. I am a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation and I make jewelry. Walking on the beach picking up shells is something I have done for the last 4 years or so. I began to see the beauty in these shells, I started working with mussel, clam, scallop, oysters and whelk shells and soon realized the beauty of earrings and necklaces they would make. I am but a tool. this is the work of the "Creator". These things he asked of me, these things I have done.

Seashells are amazingly transformed, by the hands of the artist Ed Terry, and following his footsteps. 

"You would have to see what he can do with mussel shells to believe"