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From Trash to Sea Glass Treasure

Dec 22, 2011 10:43PM ● By Anonymous

Back by popular demand, Richard LaMotte, recognized sea glass expert and author of “Pure Sea Glass,” returns to the Calvert Marine Museum on Sunday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m. Bring your own sea glass for identification and learn everything you ever wanted to know about these treasures. Jewelry artists will be on hand with their handcrafted sea glass creations and the Museum Store will feature many new sea glass pieces available for purchase.

Sea glass is glass that is found on beaches along oceans or large lakes that has been tumbled and smoothed by the water and sand into smooth frosted glass. “A lot of its attraction is nostalgia – wondering what it is and where it came from,” said Richard LaMotte. His book with its beautiful photographs presents some of the best sea glass ever collected. See glassware samples and purchase a signed copy of the Pure SEA GLASS book in the Museum Store. A limited number of exclusive, pre-released copies of “Sea Glass Hearts,” by author/artist Josie Iselin will also be available.

Jay Norris of Owings, Maryland will be on hand to share his hobby of creating colorful driftwood framed art out of his sea glass collection. Spending his life on the Chesapeake Bay collecting sea glass and shark’s teeth, see how this hobby has turned pieces of frosted colored glass into amazing creations.

Sunday Conversations with Chesapeake Authors Series is funded by The Patuxent Partnership with support from the Holiday Inn Solomons. Sunday Conversations are FREE events and will also be hosted on February 19 and March 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the museum.


The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors and military with valid I.D., and $2.00 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at or call 410-326-2042. Become a fan on Facebook.