The North American Sea Glass Association Online Community

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Welcome to the North American Sea Glass Association's Online Community Page!

NASGA NING is an online network and resource for members of the sea glass community to connect, interact and share their love of sea glass.
This site was created and is maintained and monitored by members of the North American Sea Glass Association (NASGA) and is intended to be used by others who share NASGA’s enthusiasm and passion for sea glass.
The NASGA community is all about collecting, identifying and sharing our passion for sea glass!   Love sea glass and want to learn more about NASGA?
Please refer to our website for more information:
You do not need to be a NASGA commerical member to join or participate in our NING online community, but you do need to submit your profile for approval to join this NING online community group.  Happy Hunting!
To Join NASGA NING Community:
  • Read the NASGA Online Community Terms of Use  
  • Fill out your profile for approval
  • Once approved, you can customize your page.
  • Please allow a few days for one of our volunteers to activate your profile.
  • Remember the Terms of Use when posting photos, posts, etc.
  • Our network approaches sea glass from the collectors perspective - free standing sea glass, pottery and beachcombing finds in their original state
  • Topics involving jewelry/crafts/arts/website links are prohibited.

The Moderator Team:  Kim, Ellie, Lisl, Bonnie and Anne Marie
If you receive SPAM messages from within the NING network, please forward information along to NASGA Communications Chair  Thank you!


2016 NASGA Sea Glass Festival - Ocean City, MD


We are pleased to announce that the North American Sea Glass Festival will return to Ocean City, Maryland in 2016!  

Save the dates: Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center Ballroom on the 2nd level.

North American Sea Glass Association (NASGA) is pleased to announce the North American Sea Glass Festival in Ocean City, Maryland will be held Friday & Saturday, August 2th & 27th, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center Ballroom on the 2nd level.
Join us for a festive Sea Glass Soiree on Friday evening, a premier event open to the public, offering exclusive first access to the artists and authors participating in the festival in a fun festive atmosphere with live music and adult libations while you shop!!

Sea Glass Soiree will be held 5pm - 9pm 
Open to the Public- Tickets available at the Door

Saturday, August 27th the North American Sea Glass Festival will be held 9am - 6pm and will include exhibitors, collectors, lectures, shard of the year contest and more!  

Open to the Public- Tickets available at the Door

As always, the 2016 North American Sea Glass Festival will have much to offer the whole family on Saturday, featuring expert presentations on the history and collection of genuine sea glass.  The Shard of the Year Contest will offer opportunities to enter your authentic beach finds to win cash prizes.
We hope you'll mark your calendars and make plans to again share the excitement in Ocean City at the 11th North American Sea Glass Festival

Keep posted on our Facebook pages!

The NASGA Board of Directors and Festival Committee

North American Sea Glass Festival 2016 Festival Lectures

Introducing the North American Sea Glass Association’s

2016 Sea Glass Festival Lectures


2016 North American Sea Glass Festival Lecture Series

The Lure and Mysteries of Sea Glass – Richard LaMotte

Richard LaMotte  The Lure of Sea Glass

Richard LaMotte will share his knowledge and years  of experience on sea glass with you, accompanied by Celia Pearson’s beautiful images from his two books, Pure Sea Glass and The Lure of Sea Glass.  Richard plans to provide insight into the art of identifying unique shards and review the basic science of how sea glass is formed.  Learn why certain colors are so much harder to find than others and explore the history of sea glass.  Questions are encouraged as this lecture will serve to be a valuable exchange of information between Richard and anyone seeking to learn more about these vanishing gems.


“Sea Glass Marbles From Around the Globe” – Mary T. McCarthy

Mary McCarthy    marble

Mary McCarthy is a bestselling author and lifelong journalist. Currently Senior Editor, her writing career includes, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, editorial positions at regional magazines and newspaper humor columns.  She has blogged for Katie Couric and appeared on The Today Show.  She is an Adjunct Instructor for American University and an instructor for The Writer’s Center in Washington, D.C.

Mary started sea glass hunting when she moved to Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 2001. She often writes on sea glass related topics. She has spoken at the International Beachcombing Conference and Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center Sea Glass Conference, and joined NASGA this year as a commercial member. You can follow her sea glass finds in real time online at




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