Do you know much about Shell House history? I don’t and I wish I did. I have seen a few here and there, mostly in pictures or gardens of old english estates. Shell houses and grotto’s were quite fashionable at one time. Trends come and go though, and I am wondering if there might be a good reason to bring this one back. Blott Kerr- Wilson is a shell artist that has been working to restore old shell houses that still exist, but is also creating a new generation of these fascinating structures. I am completely taken with her handi-work and am quite inspired. Apparently shell houses used to be the culmination of gathering shells from your travels (a lot of shells and a lot of travels seems like they would be a bit of a status symbol) but it sounds like more recently her projects have been the result of gathering local materials (now there IS a trend). Blott works on both interiors and exteriors and is currently working on a grotto landscape in Florida.