Welcome to Seahound Studio, my place dedicated to making and selling Sea Glass Art. You can follow me on Facebook and at #Seahoundstudio on Instagram. For more information on Custom orders, please navigate to the bottom of this page. Thanks for visiting!
Etsy store: Seahound Studio
Upcoming market dates:
Crafted Farmhouse Market. Oct 25-26, 2019. Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney
Strawberry Vale Christmas Craft Fair, Nov 2-3, 2019. 11 High Street Victoria
Victorian Christmas Craft Fair Nov 16-17,2019. Commonwealth Pool. Elk Lake Drive, Victoria.
Christmas in the manger. Nov 23-24, 2019. Saanich Fairgrounds.
The Dickens Fair. Dec 7, 2019. James Bay Community Centre. 140 Oswego Street. Victoria.
Bastion Square public market. Exact dates to be announced. Likely Dec 14, 15, 21, 22.
What is sea glass or beach glass?
Sea glass starts its journey as bottles or jars that have been discarded onto the shore or into the sea. Tumbling in the surf, the glass breaks up into smaller pieces. After years and years of exposure to the waves, rocks and salt water, the glass gets a rounded, frosted look. While sea glass starts its journey as “garbage”, it is collected and treasured by many people, to the extent that it is harder and harder to find these days (unless you know a secret remote spot!). I often get asked where I find sea glass. I’ll give you a tip. Look for a beach with pebbles, and a fairly powerful surf, close to a place with human activity. Even though you might find some sea glass on a pristine sandy beach in a National Park, you will typically find more closer to a coastal town or or an old industrial site.
See some examples below of sea glass mosaics I have made. I try to use as many local, re-purposed and environmentally friendly materials as I can. All sea glass is collected on local beaches on Vancouver Island. I use second-hand photo frames and refinish them with paint that was donated to the Habitat for Humanity store. To minimize the environmental footprint of my art further, I only use plant-based epoxy in my art pieces.
I currently sell existing sea glass mosaics at Bastion Square Public Market in Victoria, BC in the Summer, at various Christmas markets in November and December, and in my Etsy store online.
I make customized and personalized art pieces which can be shipped bubble-wrapped to customers within Canada or to the US. If you are interested in a custom-made piece, please contact me and let me know what size and subject you are interested in. If you are interested in a design that I have made in the past, please know that I frequently make mosaics of the same subjects and can send you a picture when one is available.
Please note: During the Christmas Fair season I am quite busy with making inventory for art markets and only have limited time for custom requests. Still, please contact me to discuss. If you are not in a rush, please note from January through April I have lots of time to work on custom art pieces. If you are looking to order something, please contact me with some details. My designs are predominantly limited to nautical subjects (with the exception of trees, dragonflies, butterflies). There is currently a minimum $75 purchase for a custom order. Thanks!