Richard LaMotte Lecture: "Sea Glass Identification and Dating"

Earl Warren Showgrounds - Earl Warren Hall - Community Room

Sunday, September 10th 12:00pm-1:00pm

Have you ever wondered how old your favorite "Sea Glass Treasure" might be or where it came from?  We are pleased to announce Richard LaMotte, founding member of the North American Sea Glass Association and author of the master reference on sea glass for collectors, Pure Sea Glass, will be presenting an informative lecture called "Sea Glass Identification and Dating".   In 2002 he began researching glass history for a lecture which led to extensive research into glass colors, as well as the physics and chemistry behind the frosted glass forms found along the shoreline. 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. 

Richard LaMotte is the author of the award-winning book Pure Sea Glass, Discovering Nature’s Vanishing Gems, published in 2004 and a recent sequel titled  The Lure of Sea Glass, Our Connection to Nature’s Gems debuting at last year's festival.  Richard works in Chestertown, Maryland and lives in southeast Delaware. He and his wife Nancy started a Chesapeake Bay sea glass collection for her jewelry business in 1999.