A Passion for Sea Glass
A Passion for Sea Glass
Winner of a 2009 Independent Publisher’s Gold Award
There’s something about sea glass that captures the imagination of anyone who loves the romance and mystery of the sea. But some people take their passion for ocean-tossed bits of glass and pottery a step further. Their days are punctuated by the rhythm of the tides no matter what the weather. For some, their quest for sea glass has turned into a career; for others, a life-changing environment.
Carole Lambert is the perfect guide to take us into the worlds of major sea glass collectors. In her first book, Sea Glass Chronicles: Whispers from the Past, which continues to be a best-seller, she leads readers through the adventure of collecting and identifying glass and pottery shards from untold journeys -- decades and centuries past.
Now, in A Passion for Sea Glass, she opens up homes and workshops of collectors who give new purpose to these shoreline finds. Here you’ll meet an artist who created a series of stained-glass windows made entirely of sea glass, a diver who brings up rare and valuable glass from the deep, designers of sea glass jewelry and hair ornaments, those who make mosaics, bird houses, and even gnome homes, all embellished with sea glass.
This volume will not only arouse a renewed sense of wonder in those who are already passionate collectors of sea glass, but it will also win legions of new sea glass devotees.
"Mosaics, wind chimes, jewelry, wreaths, and even sea-glass windows are explored in the text and sumptuous photos." --Boston Globe
"Amy Wilton’s full-color photos display all these to beautiful effect. You don’t have to be an artist to create with sea glass, however. Instructions are included for several simpler projects...." --The Bloomsbury Review
"Packed with color photography ... and brimming with creativity, inspiration, and fun.... A Passion for Sea Glass ... is 96 pages of pure delight that is sure to get its readers out onto the beaches searching for their own collections of sea glass." --St. Augustine Record, St. Augustine, Florida
"The ultimate justification for every compulsive beachcomber who cannot walk the wrack line without filling his/her pockets.... Handsome photographs (Amy Wilton’s work is inspired)." --Points East boating magazine
"A fine guide for any art or photography collection." --Midwest Book Review: The Antiques/Collectibles ShelfBuy A Passion for Sea Glass Now