My love for sea glass came when I collected mermaid tears from the beach when I was a child. I collect and turn these beautifull Victorian sea glass gems into wearable art jewellery, and I love taking photo's of these rare beauty's as each one is unique and are so collectable, so I thought before I sell my jewellery with seaglass and they will never be seen again, I would capture there beauty in photography. Sea Glass Art.
The History of Seaham Sea Glass.
Seaham beach in the North East of England, this is where the six bottle houses formed the largest glass production facility in Europe and exported across the world. Prior to the bottle works there was a small decorative glass works in the yard of the Canterbury, our Sea glass is around 150 years old, it’s an antique & are rarer than diamonds with each sea glass being unique and one of a kind your surely will fall in love with them just like I did. The North Sea has tumbled them smooth and given us back these astonishing gems.
The bottle works factory opened in the year of 1853 and John Candlish bought the bottle works in 1855 and closed in 1921. They produced all sorts of glass bottles, expensive poison bottles, beer bottles, and their small decorative glass works produced Victorian vases, wine glasses and decorative glass, and I have been told magnificent glass chandeliers. At the end of the each day they would take their waste out to sea and throw it overboard into the North Sea and it’s been rolling & tumbling in the sea for years and making them smooth. The sea has given us these magical one off pieces of incredible sea glass which we find daily along our beaches. Seaham sea glass is very collectible, and is known throughout the world, it’s because of the history behind these treasures that make them so collectible.