The Swampscott Yacht Club is hosting its sixth Fish Tales from the Fish House lecture featuring a Swampscott artist who turn her finds from the sea into treasures. Judy Trujillo will be teaching a free workshop on creating sea glass and pottery mosaic.
The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 at the Swampscott Yacht Club, which is on the second floor of the Fish House at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott. This is a follow up to a lecture given on November 28 in which Trujillo and jewelry designer Sonja Grondstra (grondstradesigns.com) each talked about how they turn found pieces of beach glass and pottery into works of art and jewelry.
Those who would like to attend the April 10th lecture should bring a few supplies, including a new or old picture frame no larger than 11x14 inches, beach glass and/or pottery, and either Elmer’s white glue (not school glue) or Weldbond glue. It is best to glue the glass to the frame in advance of the workshop. A cash bar will be open. The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required. For more information and to make reservations, call 781.962.5587.
Artist Judy Trujillo is a former school art teacher who creates colorful mosaics from the random pieces of sea glass and ceramics she finds on the beach. Her artwork is on display at Kennedy Studio on Humphrey Street. Every day she walks the beach is a treasure hunt, she says.
“I’ve taught this workshop before and it’s terrific when people come with an idea or even a picture to inspire their mosaic. A simple image is best such as a shell, fish or sailboat,” says Trujillo. “Experience is not necessary. This is an art project anyone can do. And it’s fun!”
“We are happy to welcome the community to the yacht club and we’re pleased that Fish Tales from the Fish House is becoming established as a new tradition in Swampscott,” said Steve Speranza, Vice Commordore of the Swampscott Yacht Club at 425 Humphrey Street. “So many people enjoyed Judy and Sonja’s lecture on how they find and create their pieces, people asked if there could be a follow up with an actual demonstration.”
The Swampscott Yacht Club is housed at the Fish House, which was built in 1896, is on the National Historic Register of Historic Places and is the only municipal fish house on the East Coast. The lecture series was conceived of, in part, to share the richness of community life and the history of coastal Swampscott, as well as introduce community members to the treasured Fish House.
The Swampscott Yacht Club is a volunteer club founded in 1933 for the purpose of promoting yachting and sailboat racing. Located on the second floor of the Fish House, there are about 200 members, roughly half of whom are boaters, enjoying fishing, sailing, power boating, kayaking or rowing. Membership costs as little as $340 per year.