Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival

Love the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival!
Thank you!  The event was a great success, rain and all!
We can't wait for next festival!

Articles on the festival

Chesapeake Inspired March 2014

Eastern Shore Saavy March 2014

The Star Democrat Sunday March 30, 2014

Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival
will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014 
 from 10am - 4pm.  
 The festival will be hosted and held
at Ophiuroidea and
in the Historic Mill on East Marengo St.
(click for Google map)

Parking is available at the
St Michaels School Campus (2 blocks away),
 municipal parking lots throughout the town
and street parking in the area surrounding the festival.

 Richard LaMotte- Pure Sea Glass
  Special guest Richard LaMotte, 
author of Pure Sea Glass,  President of the North American Sea Glass Association,
and noted sea glass expert, will be on hand to sign his book and 
 sea glass discussions from 12-3pm. 


So, be sure to bring your favorite shards to show off or learn about your pieces
with Richard and fellow beachcombers. 
We'll have the Pure Sea Glass collection of books, calendars and journals for purchase!

Sea Glass & Coastal Artisans, see our artisans below
Acoustic Music 

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

We have the pleasure of having
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center (PWEC)

 join us this year.   
PWEC has embarked on a major new initiative–the Oyster House Project. With the acquisition of a much larger property beside the Tilghman bridge, PWEC can expand the educational programs for which it is already well known and also move in a bold new direction — economic development. By combining in this traditional location a working waterfront with an education campus, a new visitor destination will be created at the gateway to the island. 
PWEC Fishmobile
The Fishmobile, a traveling marine science program will be there, also! 
Visit them while at the festival to see what they're up to!

Tilghman Watermans Museum
Tilghman Waterman's Museum will once again join us,
their new museum is well underway and close to being completed.  
Stop by to see them, they will have information and selling
various items to support the museum.

Lyon Distilling Company
Lyon Distilling Company, will host distillery tours and offer
tastings of their handcrafted libations.  Lyon Distillery Company is the only distillery in Maryland producing handcrafted spirits in house - transforming raw ingredients into splendid liquor, step by step, in small batches, using custom copper stills from Kentucky.  

Eastern Shore Brewing
Eastern Shore Brewing will be pouring their award winning craft beer. 
Be sure to save the date for the
1st Annual St Michaels Maryland Brew Festival
held on May 31, 2014 from 12-5ish in St Michaels
Local Music, Local Food and...
40+ varieties of CRAFT BEER!!!
Rain or shine event

St. Michaels Winery will also be participating, stop by to
try one of their Gollywobbler wines or famous Chocolate Zin

The festival will feature acoustic music by local St. Michaels
musician Kelsey Abbott

and Naked Blue, Baltimore's 2013 Washington Area Music Award winners for Best Pop Rock Album, Weightless.


We are pleased to announce Kelsey Abbott will play
from 10-:00-12:00 and Naked Blue will perform from 12:30- 3:30.

Staying in town for the weekend? 

Visit our Saint Michaels Info page for links to some
St Michaels websites, where you can find out information on
B & B lodging, restaurants and shopping while visiting.

 St. Michaels Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa is a year-round luxury resort, situated right
off the Miles River, on the harbor in historic St. Michaels,
 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Offering $99/night plus tax.

Best Western St Michaels

Best Western in St Michaels is also offering special rate of $99/night plus tax.

They both have exclusive special rates for the
weekend of the Sea Glass Festival, while they last!  
When reserving your room be sure to mention the special rate for
 the sea glass festival to get your discounted rate.
Various rooms are available, so hurry to reserve your room.  
Visit their websites for more information.

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2014 Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival (dated)

All posters will be available for purchase.

            Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival                     2012 Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival
        Signed by Pat Chapin,"Sea Glass Lady"  

         Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival Posters
 available online at Ophiuroidea's Square Marketplace

 2014 Eastern Shore Sea Glass and
Coastal Arts Festival Artisans
Sea Glass Artisans

Annapolis Sea Glass- Ellie Mercier

Beach Baubles by Ocean Gypsy - Marianna Bellantoni 

Chesapeake Sea Creatures - Susan Mayberry

 Chesapeake Sea Glass - Nancy LaMotte

Chicken Point Studios - Lori Yarbrough

Cottage Industry Glass -  Susan Ventura and Sarah Clements

Flaherty House Specialties – Joe and Bonnie Masslofsky

Rainbow by the Sea Jewelry Designs- Gabriela Homorozan

Sea Bits Jewelry by Mary Lou- Mary Lou Culbertson

Seagals Gallery of Delaware - Sue Lemmons and Cheryl Easham 

Sea Glass By Virgil - Virgil Hibbs

Sea Glass Heart Art - Stephanie Swain

Seafound Studio - Luke Hartmann

Spirit of the Sea Glass - Dianne McLaughlin

ST Beach Finds - Steve and Tammy

Surfside Sea Glass - Denise Troy


Announcing The North American Sea Glass Festival 2014

September 27 & 28, 2014

to be held in Cape May, New Jersey 
at the Cape May Convention Hall

714 Beach Avenue
Cape May, New Jersey

Save the Dates

More information will be provided
as available on the NASGA website

Ophiuroidea is a commercial member of the
North American Sea Glass Association.

Kim Hannon, Owner of Ophiuroidea,
is also a 2014-12015 NASGA Board member

Are you and sea glass artisan or do you have a sea glass business online?  
NASGA also helps assist the work of protecting and restoring waterways and coastlines around the world, by mobilizing members, making donations and educating the public.

Consider joining NASGA here

About Real Sea Glass - The frosted trash treasures 

The color of sea glass is determined by its original source. Most sea glass comes from bottles, but it can also come from jars, plates, windows, windshields, ceramics or pottery.

The most common colors of sea glass are kelly green, brown, and colorless (clear). These colors come from bottles used by companies that sell beer, juices, and soft drinks. The clear or white glass comes from clear plates and glasses, windshields, windows, and assorted other sources.

Less common colors include jade and amber, from bottles for whiskey, medicine, spirits, and early bleach bottles), golden amber (mostly used for spirit bottles), lime green (from soda bottles during the 1960s), forest green, and ice- or soft blue (from soda bottles, medicine bottles, ink bottles, and fruit jars from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, windows, and windshields). These colors are found about once for every 25 to 100 pieces of sea glass found.

Uncommon colors of sea glass include green, which comes primarily from early to mid-1900s Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper, and RC Cola bottles, as well as beer bottles. Soft green colors could come from bottles that were used for ink, fruit, and baking soda. These colors are found once in every 50 to 100 pieces.

Purple sea glass is very uncommon, as is citron, opaque white (from milk glass), cobalt and cornflower blue (from early Milk of Magnesia bottles, poison bottles, artwork, and Bromo-Seltzer and Vicks VapoRub containers), and aqua (from Ball Mason jars and 19th century glass bottles. These colors are found once for every 200 to 1,000 pieces found.

Extremely rare colors include gray, pink (often from Great Depression era plates), teal (often from Mateus wine bottles), black (older, very dark olive green glass), yellow (often from 1930s Vaseline containers), turquoise (from tableware and art glass), red (often from old beer bottles, car tail lights, dinnerware or from nautical lights, it is found once in about every 5,000 pieces), and orange (the least common type of sea glass, found once in about 10,000 pieces). These colors are found once for every 1,000 to 10,000 pieces collected. Some shards of black glass are quite old, originating from thick eighteenth-century gin, beer and wine bottles.

      Find your Low Tide!   Maryland DNR Tide Chart below- Happy Hunting!

Want to learn more about sea glassing and
be involved with the online sea glass community?
 Click on the logos below for the North American Sea Glass Association or
the Sea Glass Lovers websites!

Sea Glass Journal

609 S. Talbot St. St Michaels, Maryland 21663
Located in the Historic Mill District in the
"The Old Sewing Factory"
Between the St Michaels Winery 
& Eastern Shore Brewery

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