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There’s something about sea glass that captures the collector with a bent for beachcombing and stirs the imagination of anyone who loves the romance of its weathered beauty. Anyone who loves finding sea glass on the shore should mark the calendar for 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 11. That’s when Carole Lambert, author of “A Passion for Sea Glass,” will celebrate the publication of her new Down East book at Archipelago at the Island Institute in Rockland. Award-winning photographer Amy Wilton, whose photographs grace the volume, will also be on hand to autograph copies.
Bring your sea glass for Carole Lambert to identify. Meet and collect the autographs of some artists and artisans featured in the book: Archipelago will be showcasing the work of artists Larry Trueman, Lisa Hall, Jane Porter, Kathy Krause, and Mimi Gregoire Carpenter.
In “A Passion for Sea Glass,” Lambert and Wilton take readers into the worlds of major sea glass collectors and into the workshops of artisans who give new purpose to shoreline finds. Readers are given entrée into the studios of those who do everything from gathering and amassing sea glass “mulch” for landscaping to designing stained-sea-glass windows. A diver who brings up sea glass from the deep, designers of sea glass jewelry and hair ornaments, those who make mosaics, bird houses, and even gnome abodes all embellished with sea glass are featured in Lambert's latest.
Lambert has long been lauded as one or the world’s most well known experts on the subject of sea glass. First published in 2001, her previous book, “The Sea Glass Chronicles” has never gone out of print. The Boston Globe has said of Lambert, “anyone who has collected glass or pottery on the beach and wondered about its origin will be interested in hearing from C. S. Lambert.”
C.S. Lambert has scanned the shores of five continents to satisfy her passion for sea glass, which she has collected and cataloged for more than two decades. A resident of Camden, on the coast of Maine, she is well situated to expand her collection, and to meet those who fashion new creations from sea glass. Her previous book, Sea Glass Chronicles: Whispers from the Past, established her as one who has both loved and studied the history of sea glass and pottery shards. Many artists and artisans who use sea glass in their work rely on her for information and finds. Lambert also has a forte in fashion that took her to into an editing position for W Fashion Magazine. During her years living in Paris, France, she held editing jobs at the International Herald Tribune and the French Times. She has also contributed articles to numerous magazines and newspapers.
Amy A. Wilton specializes in editorial, advertising, portrait, and fine art photography. A former collegiate rowing coach, she’s seen one of her images grace the cover of a book on the subject: Mind Over Water, Lessons on Life from the Art of Rowing. She was honored as Student of the Year for her graduate work at Rockport College (formerly the Maine Photographic Workshops). She lives in Camden, Maine.