International Sea Glass Festival

sea glass in the sand

The International Sea Glass Association (ISGA) is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to establish a community of collectors and sellers of genuine sea glass. Members apply to juried shows each year for a chance to be part of these exciting events that feature sea glass exhibitors, artists, jewelers, lectures, sea glass contest, and more. 

sea glass jewelry

International Sea Glass Festivals draw visitors from around the world, who come to see the beautiful jewelry and art created by ISGA members. A highlight of the festival is a visit to the Collectors Showcase, where beachcombers exhibit and share favorite pieces from their collections. Visitors get a chance to see some truly rare pieces, speak with the collectors about their finds, and learn more about treasures found on beaches around the world.

sea glass festival fun

Sea glass artisans travel from around the world to sell their jewelry, arts, home decor, and accessories. Visitors get a chance to bring home a little bit of the beach from some of the most talented sea glass craftspeople, and to share some of their favorite pieces with their friends, new and old.

jason sandy mudlark lecture

A lecture series presents informative talks from experts. Lectures include the chance for audience members to ask questions of the speakers. 

sea glass contest

The finale of the event is the Sea Glass Contest on Sunday afternoon, where private collectors from around the world show off some of their finds and compete for cash prizes. Prizes are awarded in several categories, including Frosted Bottles, Pottery/Ceramics, Whimsical/Toys, Bottle Stopper, Most Unusual, Historical, Art Glass, Marbles, Buttons, Figural, and Grand Prize Find of the Year, with a cash prize. 

sea glass best in show winner

These gatherings of sea glass collectors and artisans from around the world for the International Sea Glass Festival provide a dream weekend for beachcombers.

Learn more about upcoming International Sea Glass Festivals on the International Sea Glass Association website.

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