Richard LaMotte Lecture: "Sea Glass Secrets and its Lure"

Earl Warren Showgrounds - Earl Warren Hall - Community Room

Sunday, September 11th 2pm-3pm

Author Richard LaMotte will introduce visitors to his new book The Lure of Sea Glass, Our Connection to Nature’s Gems. The book debuted last year as a sequel to his best-selling Pure Sea Glass, Discovering Nature’s Vanishing Gems, published in 2004. A decade later he shares many of the unique stories and samples of collections from across the country, including three from California. He will provide additional background on identification of special shards to assist collectors in their quest to learn more about their own finds. Attendees will be treated to some behind the scenes details on the new book as well as the stunning sea glass images by photographer Celia Pearson.

Richard LaMotte is a founding member of the North American Sea Glass Association and author of the master reference on sea glass for collectors, Pure Sea Glass. His book, identification deck, and lectures have helped over a hundred thousand collectors unlock mysteries hidden within their seaside treasures. He has been featured in newspapers including the Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe, and The Baltimore Sun, as well as magazines such as Coastal Living, Parade, Chesapeake Life, and Delaware Beach Life. Richard appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, Maryland Public Television as well as National Public Radio. LaMotte resides in Chestertown, Maryland and West Fenwick, Delaware.