Shelden Studio
Who we are

Shelden Studio is owned by Dennis and Shellie Carder and based in Grand Island, New York. That is north of Buffalo and south of Niagara Falls.

The real talent behind Shelden Studio is Shellie, sometimes known as "Red"

 Shellie became interested in glass sculpture while attending FIT. She then attended Canisius Collage in Buffalo where she majored in chemistry. By combining these two areas she the began fusing glass.

 She was looking for a way to display her creations when she was told about William Holland School for Lapidary Arts in Young Harris, Georgia. Not only did this school teach her the basics of wire wrap, it gave her a new love. Lapidary arts. The results of this new love are displayed on our web pages.

 Shelden Studio now display at many Gem and Mineral shows and Arts and Craft shows in New York and Ohio. She still finds time to teach glass sculpture, fusing, and dichroic bead making at William Holland.

 Her husband Dennis retired from the US Army and now teaches JROTC at Kensington High School in Buffalo. He also maintains the web site and coordinates questions and answers while she in on the road.