The Art of Sea Glass
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Who knew that discarded bottles and glassware could become treasures of such rare beauty? Collectors of sea glass will find much to delight their senses in this collection of photographs. Unlike most images of sea glass, which show the glass in simple arrays, these images are meticulously planned, using sea glass and other elements to create unique, mysterious, and often whimsical scenes captured on film. Paired with wonderful background information about the photos, snippets of sea glass lore, and helpful tips about finding sea glass, it’s a great addition to any sea glass library.
for Printed Library Materials, ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992. Contents artist’s statement introduction The process goes on forever: they came from sand, they go back to gravel, along with treasuries of Murano, the buttressed astonishments of Chartres, which even now are readying for being turned over and over as gravely and gradually as an intellect engaged in the hazardous redefinition of structures no one has look at yet. —Amy Clampitt, from “Beach Glass” artist’s statement I love sea glass
shades just of green and brown. You may think little of these colors because they are the most common, but trees are green and brown, too, yet beautiful and precious. Some glass will change shape when exposed to high temperatures. Campfires, beachside garbage disposal fires, and fire-related shipwrecks can cause what is known as “bonfire glass.” As it melts, the glass often folds over, trapping sand or other small objects and forming a bumpy glob. If left in the flames long enough, however, the
about how to capture the colors of theme objects accurately in photos. There were suggestions of types of light source (natural light works best), brand of cameras (quality isn’t really proportional to price), camera settings, computer monitor settings . . . and that set me thinking about my experience with sea glass photography. I believe the choice of background color is very important, too. I have spent many afternoons at my favorite beach, at high tide and low tide, sunny or rainy days. One
subject colors, but there are always nice surprises in the process of finding out. When is glass found on the beach or riverbank considered sea glass, and when is it simply trash? Far too many beachcombers pick up clunkers—pieces of glass not seasoned or “cooked” enough, that is they haven’t been exposed to the elements long enough and so are just not ready to be picked up yet. A glass fragment is considered sea glass when it has no sharp edges and has a smooth, frosted, and lightly pocked
“long island” and it is dumb-bell shaped, with a sandy bar linking two islands. It was a fishing village a century ago, where boats from all over Southeast Asia stopped by for repair and to renew supplies and exchange goods. One end of the beach is still littered with very old sea glass of many different colors. How I love this place. I know sea glass hunters don’t usually let others know the locations of their favorite sites for beachcombing, but Hong Kong is different. Not many people are