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Prospecting for Sea Glass

There’s history in them thar shards

Bay beaches keep record of history. Some of these bits are treasures.
    Look and you may find not only sea-washed glass but also pieces of pottery from the China trade, bits of everyday ceramics from the early 1900s or clay pipes from the 1700s.
    Learn to read the history of sea pottery this Saturday. Dr. Patricia Samford, director of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, offers a free workshop from 1-4pm Aug. 1 at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard (410-586-8501).
    Sea findings are beautiful on their own as well as popular in art, crafts and jewelry. You can make jewelry or mosaics yourself with kits from the craft store or find them in shops in the Bay area.