Thank you! The 2104 festival was a great success, rain and all!
We can't wait for next festival last weekend in March 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
author of Pure Sea Glass, President of the North American Sea Glass Association,
and noted sea glass expert, was at our previous festivals, ans we are waiting on confirmation for the 2015 festival.
Sea Glass & Coastal Artisans, see our 2014 artisans below
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.
The Fishmobile, a traveling marine science program will be there, also!
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.
Kim Hannon, Owner of Ophiuroidea,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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