Richard LaMotte grew up in southeastern Virginia and has made frequent trips to the Outer Banks of North Carolina over four decades. He currently resides on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where his wife, Nancy, started a sea-glass jewelry business using shards from the nearby Chesapeake Bay. While researching glass history for a lecture in 2002, he began to pursue answers to questions posed by his wife’s customers. This led to more extensive research into glass colors, as well as the physics and chemistry behind the glass forms found in a shoreline environment.
Since 1984, Richard has worked for a water analysis company with products that rely heavily on detailed color matching and has written two consumer handbooks on water testing.
In his spare time, he has spent hours on the Chesapeake carefully studying close to 30,000 shards of sea glass to produce this in-depth study.
Celia Pearson has been an assignment and fine art photographer for over 25 years. As principal of Pearson Photography in Annapolis, Maryland she has earned a national reputation for her photographs of designed spaces. Her images have appeared in a variety of publications including Coastal Living, Chesapeake Life, Style Magazine, Metropolitan Home and Southern Accents.
As a child, Celia summered on the Maine coast. Her love of the shore is apparent in the recurring studies of its treasures that appear in her fine art photographs. Gallery representation on the East Coast includes the Carla Massoni Gallery in Chestertown, Maryland, where she first met Richard LaMotte. When he asked Celia to photograph Pure SEA GLASS, she was intrigued by the notion of exploring the LaMotte’s collection of sea glass with her camera. Not only was she captivated by its luminous qualities, but she also discovered an unanticipated beauty in the man0made forms from which sea glass derives. For more, please visit www.celiapearson.com.
Beautifully photographed and assembled. An excellent reference book, with quite a few surprising bits of fact, for any lover or collector of beach glass.Published 1 day ago by Michael Disher
This was a wonderful gift for friends who have collected a large vase full of sea glass from New England beachesPublished 5 months ago by Bonnie Dunlap
I LOVE this book! Reading it cover to cover and can't get enough. Beautiful photos and lots of great information on the origin of sea glass, colors, etc. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kim T.
Gift to a friend who has been collecting sea glass for decades. I myself is also a collector and enjoyed the book before I gave it away.Published 5 months ago by Christina
This is a beautiful book with a lot of fascinating information. If you are just starting to collect sea glass, or if you have been doing it a long time, this book would be great to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kathy
This is not just a book full of beautiful photos. It is a book chock full of wonderful information on the history of sea glass. Read morePublished 6 months ago by decor8