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Lisl Reuschle can often be found beachcombing with her dog, Buoy. (Credit: Victoria Caruso)

Meet Lisl Reuschle. She’s a Mattituck-based artist who picks up what the tides put down, creating mixed-media art out of shells, driftwood and other materials that she finds at the beach.

Reuschle has always felt a connection to the water. She grew up around her family’s marina, Port of Egypt in Southold, which was founded by her grandfather over six decades ago. Today, Reuschle works for Peeko Oysters and Brick Cove Marina, continuing to make a living on the water.

She finds inspiration on daily beach walks with her dog, Buoy. Some of her most popular pieces, which have been sold at pop-ups across the North Fork, are made from oyster shells — like her oyster flower sculptures and spoons crafted out of half shells.

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Reuschle’s work can be found on Instagram at @adrift_northfork. Almost of all the pieces that she posts are for sale, unless otherwise noted. Customers can also contact Reuschle for customized art requests.

Made on the North Fork is a series that takes viewers behind the scenes to meet the North Fork’s most ambitious artisans and makers.