Sea Glass Identification

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Sea Glass Identification

Ready to learn more about the history hidden in your own sea glass treasures? Richard LaMotte will present an abundance of tips to identify the dates and origin of both common and unique shards. Collectors of all ages will enjoy finding ways to unlock the secrets found in sea glass.

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This video was part of the 2020 Virtual Beachcombing Festival.

Richard Lamotte


Richard LaMotte is the author of the award-winning book Pure Sea Glass and its sequel The Lure of Sea Glass. He is co-founder and past president of the North American Sea Glass Association. Richard lives on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland where he began collecting sea glass in 1999. After researching glass history, and the science behind what creates sea glass, he published Pure Sea Glass in 2004. Since 2004 he traveled North America doing lectures and sea glass identification sessions. Richard and his book have been featured on Martha Stewart Living TV, in Coastal Living, Parade Magazine, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, on NPR and Maryland Public Television. BookArticles

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I have some pieces with markings that I cannot identify can you help?

Erika April 05, 2023

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