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I want to age like sea glass.

Smoothed by tides but not broken.

I want my hard edges to soften.

I want to ride the waves and go with the flow.

I want to catch a wave and let it carry me to where I belong.

I want to be picked up and held gently by those who delight in my well-earned patina and appreciate the changes I went through to achieve the beauty.

I want to enjoy the journey and always remember that if you give the ocean something breakable it will turn it into something beautiful.

I want to age like sea glass.

- Bernadette Noll


The poem, “I Want to Age Like Sea Glass”, was posted on the VBP Facebook page last summer and it really resonated as one who loves walking the beaches in search of beautiful ‘sea glass’. The author is Bernadette Noll, and to honor her poem this unique representation of the poem was created for display.


Reclaimed roofing slates were used adding depth and beauty to the poem. The slates are cleaned, lightly sanded and the backs are treated with stabilizing material to add durability. New holes have been drilled for hanging and felt pads have been applied to the back. Slates can also be displayed on a table easel.


Prior to the poem’s application to the slate, layers of various colors of paint are applied, then more sanding to bring out the underlying colors and natural contours of the slate. The poem is printed in mirror image on paper with a lighthouse scene, then the paper is adhered to the slate. Once stable, the paper is dissolved leaving just the image and text. The application is aged around the edges, sealed, sanded, sealed again.


Glass that has been collected from Van Buren Point beaches is drilled and strung on gold wire, the wire is wrapped around the slate and adhered to the back and covered to prevent marring any surfaces.


If you would like to requisition a piece, please contact me directly for additional details. I’m happy to create more upon request. Each slate is a different size and weight - colors vary. No two are alike, just like the glass. Other slate images will be offered soon. Each is unique and delightful! I hope you enjoy!


Pre-order now for summer 2020 delivery.


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