Transforming Found Treasures Into Art
Discover the past, our region’s natural beauty and the artist in you!

In this exciting, day long adventure, you’ll use your own found fossils, shells and sea glass from a local beach to create a one-of-a-kind pottery piece with the help of artist Sarah Houde. Take a short side trip to learn about your found treasures, and top off your day with great seafood. Start by calling Sarah to book your studio visit. (301) 373-2297. Groups (up to six people) and families (7 and older) are welcome. Call for fee info.

Calvert Cliffs State Park – Dramatic cliffs dominate the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay for 30 miles. Wander the shores (where more than 600 species of fossils can be found) and search for a natural treasure. Open year round. (301) 743-7613.
Calvert Cliffs website

Calvert Marine Museum – Stop by the museum’s paleontology zone and learn about the age and origin of your found treasure and the diversity of life in the Chesapeake. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (410) 326-2042. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

Sarah Houde Pottery – Take your fossil, shells or sea glass to Sarah’s studio, where you’ll create a vase or platter which incorporates your found treasure. Sarah will show you how, and you will have a unique and decorative reminder of your day. By appointment. (301) 373-2297.  www.sarahhoudepottery.com

Clarke's Landing Restaurant – By now you’ve worked up an appetite! Complete the tour with crab cake sandwiches from nearby Clarke’s Landing Restaurant. Family-owned and operated, Clarke’s Landing is situated along the Patuxent River. There is a pier for water access, an extensive seafood menu and outside dining when the weather permits. Open for lunch and dinner Tues. – Sat.  (301) 373-8468. www.clrestaurant.com 


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