Welcome to the world of Shandell’s!

My name is Susan Schneider, and I’m an artist who works in paper, leather and fabric, transforming them into lampshades, home goods and wearable art. Shandell’s is where I create exciting, original solutions that bring delight to everyday living.

My particular specialty is custom lampshades, which I began making more than 20 years ago for my own and my customers’ antique and contemporary lamps. You can read about my collaborations with leading designers in House Beautiful, Country Living, Victoria and the New York Times.

I offer my designs online and at my studio in Ashley Falls, Massachusetts, and collaborate with customers on custom projects large and small, from lighting solutions to custom papers for wallpapers, weddings, events, and gifts.

I’m passionate about the ancient art of paper marbling, and host Sunday workshops in my studio in the Berkshires so that you, too can explore the beauty of color and pattern. Come visit me on Instagram, online or at my studio in Ashley Falls and book a workshop and find things that make you smile.