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Pures Sea Glass [Hardcover]

Richard Lamotte
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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Chesapeake Seaglass Pub.; 1 edition (1 Jan 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975324608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975324608
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 23.9 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 653,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure beauty! 10 Oct 2008
I loved this book as it proved to me that I am not the only one bending my back all the time at the beach collecting what others think as useless.Sea glass is fantastic and this book shows you how to recognise each colour-although in reality there are thousands of hues!I loved the photographs in this book.And it made me surf the Internet for sea glass collectors,sites etc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Discovering Nature's Vanishing Gems" 2 Nov 2005
By Jana L. Perskie - Published on Amazon.com
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I was born in a coastal town and have always loved the ocean, walking on the beach, sailing - almost everything that has to do with the sea. When I was a little girl, my mother used to take me for walks along the coast, especially after a storm, to see what strange and interesting items had washed up on shore. So it is surprising that I have never collected sea glass, until recently that is. I was working on a craft project for a gift and thought that a few pieces of sea glass would make a beautiful and meaningful addition. Once I looked into acquiring the glass my interest peaked. So before I went any further, I bought a copy of Richard LaMotte's renowned book "Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature's Vanishing Gems" on the advice of a longtime collector and jewelry maker.

This is an excellent volume, especially for beginners who are interested in learning about, searching for and collecting sea glass. A major added attraction is that there are over 150 exquisite and elegant photographs by Celia Pearson included here, presenting some of the beat specimens ever collected, along with a vast array of classical glassware from around the world that is often its source. The visuals are displayed in a manner that reminds me of Japanese Zen aesthetics. I am not a big coffee table book person, but my copy is on my table and most people who sit in my living room for longer than 15 minutes usually pick it up and peruse with delight.

The book is a comprehensive guide, chock full of information on finding and identifying these gems, the bits of aged glass, enhanced by years beneath the sea or caught in the tides that wash our coasts. There are 224 pages with chapters on the history of sea glass and the history of sand, (fascinating), different types of glass, (bottles, containers, tableware, utility and flat glass, like window glass - plain and stained, marbles, insulators and bonfire glass - from ship and shore, etc.), and appraising rarity, along with many other interesting topics.

So I am hooked. After a recent hurricane I made a day trip to Montauk, NY, and actually found some wonderful pieces on the beach at low tide - one a real jewel!

Mr. LaMotte is a native of southeastern Virginia and now lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He has been collecting for decades. His wife, Nancy, started a sea glass jewelry business using shards from nearby Chesapeake Bay. Ms. Pearson is a professional and fine art photographer with more than 25 years experience.

I recommend this superb book to everyone who appreciates art and finds delight in learning about the unusual. One does not have to be a collector to enjoy "Pure Sea Glass." It also makes a great gift. ENJOY!

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5.0 out of 5 stars simply exquisite 22 April 2005
By Rebecca Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Rebeccasreads highly recommends PURE SEA GLASS as a must have for all the beachcombers who wander the strands of the world, bending to pick up those gorgeous fragments of glass.

PURE SEA GLASS offers history & facts about the globs of glass washed up by the waves, as well as page after page of exhilerating colors & shapes the glass comes in, & images of the seashore.

No seaside hotel, motel or B&B should be without this beautifully presented guide book. Do check out pureseaglass for when the author will be near you. TEN STARS!
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mom of All Trades 9 Aug 2005
By Elizabeth Franz - Published on Amazon.com
This book was informative without being boring. It gives good tips on how to find sea glass and simple ways to rate its value. I found the history of how it comes to be most interesting plus it has beautiful pictures!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Delight 8 Sep 2005
By Therese W. - Published on Amazon.com
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I love to sit down after I've collected some sea glass from a day at the beach and read this book. I love this book. I've learned so much from "Pure Sea Glass", for example what time of the year, what time of the month and where to search for sea glass. The photographs are wonderful and colors are treat for your eyes. I leave this book along with "Sea Glass Chronicles-Whispers from the Past" on my coffee table. I've catch members of my family and my daughters friends looking through this book. "Pure Sea Glass" has encouraged my husband and our daughter, along with her friends(20Y and older) to go out sea glass hunting. It's a wonder book...a must have for any beachfront owner or beach loving folk.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What's not to like. 29 Nov 2006
By William Oterson - Published on Amazon.com
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I mean really, what's not to like. What could possibly be wrong with a book written about such a benign pastime. It almost sounds green - it is green! Picture this, you're at the seashore, strolling casually along, eyes to the sand, and you're intentionally removing pieces of glass (from broken bottles, etc.) that other, assumedly uncaring folk (litterbugs actually) have strewn into the sea. And we've made a sport of it too! Honestly though this is a nice book with loads of information, and really nice photos. The best of its genre I think. Makes me almost wish I lived by an open stretch of convenient beach.
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