Mary McCarthy is a bestselling author and reiki master who serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the North American Sea Glass Association where she is also Education Chair. She has lectured, done educational exhibits/sea glass identification and/or judged at many sea glass and beachcombing conferences around the country including the International Beachcombing Conference, North American Sea Glass Association Festival, Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival, Northeast Sea Glass Expo, Great Lakes Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival, Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival, Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival and Long Beach Island Sea Glass Festival. She founded SeaCrate, an ocean-themed monthly subscription box service. She is a mother of four on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where she enjoys kayaking and beachcombing.


The Sea Glass Center

Meet Our New Co-Executive Director, Mary McCarthy

The Sea Glass Center is a nonprofit organization that exists to preserve and present the historical, artistic and cultural significance of sea glass through education.  

Our mission is to educate the world about all aspects of sea glass and to preserve a world-class collection for the public to explore and enjoy.

We invite you to join us in our love and appreciation of genuine sea (and beach) glass as we start our journey of collecting, cataloguing and preserving some of the most beautiful and unexpected treasures that have washed up on shores of oceans, lakes and rivers, all over the world!

With your support and our passion and expertise, we will create a world class travelling exhibit that explores and presents the world of sea glass and all its beauty, history and wonder!  This exhibit will be available to all museums, science centers, aquariums and other educational outlets so everyone can learn about this wonderful part of history!