Thank you! The 2104 festival was a great success, rain and all!
We can't wait for next festival March 28-29, 2015!
See the photos from the 2014 festival on DropBox, here
All photos are copyright Ophiuroidea and
the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival
Two day admission - $5.00, children under 12 Free.
Wristbands will be available for purchase at Ophiuroidea two weeks before the festival.
You can purchase admission online a few weeks beforehand
a link will be available March 1st on this website and our Facebook page
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Admission is good for both days and includes a wristband. Wristband wearers will receive discounts all weekend at participating businesses in St. Michaels, including shops, restaurants, admission to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and more!
2015 Eastern Shore Sea Glass and
Coastal Arts Festival Artisans
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.
The Fishmobile, a traveling marine science program will be at the
astern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival on Saturday
Visit them while at the festival to see what they're up to!
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.
and stay informed through our Facebook pages,
you can do all of this through our home page.
Extra Events during Festival
Friday, March 27, 2015 6pm-8pm
Wire Weaving Class Space limited, purchase/reserve your spot here! Learn an ancient weaving technique with metal wire from award winning sea glass artist, Dianne McLaughlin, Spirit of the Sea Glass. Transform even those free form shaped sea glass pieces and found objects into striking pendants. You can step it up a notch by adding beads.
This is a beginners class with advanced results. Learn how to wrap any shape for a unique accent using modified Viking weave (Dream Weaver)- see photo
Wow your friends and family! This technique is easy to learn and yields an impressive finished piece of jewelry!
You will be using Genuine Sea Glass and 2 gauges of Silver Plated wire. All materials and tools will be supplied, however, if you have your own tools you like to use, feel free to bring them.
Free "How to Do" CD included with class participation, to continue your jewelry making at home. In addition to the class, refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and wine tastings from St. Michaels Winery will be served.
You will also receive your two-day entry into the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival on March 28-29th, 2105.
Finally, participants will also receive 10% off their shopping purchases at Ophiuroidea, your host, before and after the class.
Space limited, Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Bring a friend, it's more fun that way!
Kim Hannon, Owner of Ophiuroidea,
Founder of Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival
is also a 2014-1015
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.
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.
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!
410-745-8057 email@example.com 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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