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I have a 5 year and a 10 year Cisco Marble. They have never been displayed are are still in their cherry boxes. Any interest?
Robyn - email@example.com
Brian - I have three of the Cisco anniversary Ro Purser glass balls (red, black, and white you mentioned on your site...can you give me any idea on what they might be worth? Still in their bags and cherry boxes...never displayed...thanx...John firstname.lastname@example.org
My sister was a GIANT collector of Alloway glass balls. I have over 100 of them. I'm interested in contacting someone who can take them off my hands. Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested.
I thought farmer Mike was a boss. But your sir are the damn CEO! Well done sir. Absolutely the headiest collection I've ever seen.
any one have contact info for Chris Mckaughan aka glass nucleus hes got a few marbles on here ,,,i apprenticed under him for awile and was trying to get in contact with him any help would be awesome,,,firstname.lastname@example.org thx
Just ordered a John Bridges, a germ, and a Roy Hicks thank you so much, hope they get here safe and sound! Lol
I just started looking around your site, but when I saw "guestbook" at the top I had to jump up there and say, ***WOW*** All artists have that "eye" for the art that they create. Glass artists, in my opinion, must have a special "eye". Some types of artists can make quick fixes... glass artists don't have such a luxury when the torch is hot.
Thanks For The Eye Candy!
Neat site! Doc
is the roessler/simpson planet still available and is it signed with their initials or full names? best regards, jim.
Hello, I'm a borosilicate marble artist, is there anyway I can submit photos of my work to see if you'd like to sell them?
Hi Brian, I've looked at your colection for years!! It is better than Viagra!!!!!
I have quite a few marbles,some I purchased from you.I am selling off my glass collection and going a different direction with my collecting.I was wondering if you would be interested in buying some marbles.
thanks Paul C
I dont know how I can place an order or buy an item. I wanted to buy one from Mr Kobuki. Any idea how I can reach him or place an order? Email Mohamed92@aucegypt.edu
Im a 15 year veteran at Cisco. If you hadnt heard the Ro Purser program had been discontinued. I just received three of these fantastic marbles, most likely some of the last; and any previous pictures, VODs, or write ups did not do the marbles and the presentation justice. They are just stunning. I have the white/blue swirl, a red with white stars, and a green with I lavender and white spiral. Wouldnt mind having a few more.
My sis in law closed my email account. Here is the new one!!
Thanks! Great pics!!!!!!
Look forwar to staying on your awesome mailing!
I live in Atlanta and have been collecting marbles for about 15 years.
The reason I am writing is to express my appreciation to you for posting such
great pictures of your "contemporary marble museum". I have seen most of these glassmakers'
work for sale, and have several nice ones. It is just great to see all of yours. It is also
helpful to tell who makes most of them. Thanks so much! Have fun!
Off and on, I have been searching for Ro Purser these past 30 years. Now I find you as a possible connection. I'm hoping that this is the same Ro Purser that I met at College of the Redwoods back in the late '70s. He was my mentor in the foundry at the college, and was making ends meet by selling glass balls for fishing nets. I lost track of him when he left the Eureka Ca. area to move further north. If you could somehow reconnect us, I would be most greatful. My email is "email@example.com". Thanks, Rick
Hey brian, Jack Hanshaw here. I would like to confirm a table for the march marble show. can you get me in touch with the right person.?
I've been searching the internet for marbles, paperweights, and/or vases that were made by my dad Robert James Livezey of Stardust Glass Studio. I found three marbles in your gallery. He passed away in June of last year and I only have a couple of things that he has made. I'm trying to find anyone that may be willing to sell me a few of his things and if not, may be able and willing to take some nice high resolution photos for me to put into a scrapbook for myself and my ten year old son.
Would you mind e-mailing me your phone number. We are arriving in LA latertoday and will be there until Sunday evening. Would like to try and catch up but will need to phone for instructions and times. Look forward to seeing you.
Jan ( World of Marbles.)
What an incredible collection. I spent quite a long time enjoying it. I'm surprised you don't have the piece by Jim D'Onofrio of the boy shooting marbles, with his dog by his side. I would like to identify 2 of mine. I saw similar pieces in your collection. The first marble is similar to those on the bottom shelf to the far left of 'Big Bowl of Candy!!'. I'll call them spirals. In mine, on the other side, is a blue flower with bubbles on it. It is 1 1/4" & is signed E ' X C[?] - very hard to read, even with good light & a magnifying glass. The second is a dark, colorful spiral very similar to yours on 'top shelf'. Yours are to the right of the middle, in graduated sizes. The signature on it looks like an E with something following it, then something else underneath - also hard to read. It's 1 1/2". Any help is appreciated. My email is
I can send pictures if that would help.
Thank you for your time, Elizabeth
Hi, I have a collection of Josh Grant marbles for sale.The marbles are the actual ones made during the filming of"Contemporary Marbles" his 2003 dvd. contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
First I have to compliment you on your beautiful work. It is truly magnificent. I actually have this on-line gallery on a reminder schedule to check back with periodically. I'm interested in buying my daughter one of your pieces as she loves and collects regular perfume bottles. To have one of your pieces would surely flip her out. She is a design major at NC State University in North Carolina and I wanted to get your piece "Passionate Perfume" for her 21st birthday. I checked back not knowing if you ever semi-duplicated pieces. The reason I like that piece for her its tall, thin lines and narrow neck, in addition to the deep "plunger?" (proper term?). If you have any other pieces of similar lines I'd be quite interested. Please e-mail me below with where I can see it and get the details. If you would do something like that as a commission, that would be fine too if not too terribly expensive (three teenagers, two in college, third one in a year : ) Thanks in advance and congratulations on your beautiful work.
All the best, Jay Statham (336.404.0725)
The Akihiro Ohkama marble #15 "The Golden Sponge Award" ...is it made of satake glass!
Thank you Brian!
This is Francis Cavoto from Harrisonburg,VA. I am still down hearted about Wheaton canceling out. But, I just come to you site and look at all the beautiful marbles. I missed the cherry blossoms satake but saved up for this one...lily pad flower ratty. I am really partial toward some of these fantastic designs coming out of Japan. Keep up the good work Brian. I hope to see you at a show sometime in the future. By the way, I just retired...am buying a torch and who knows what will come. I studied with Josh Mazet and Daniel Ambrose... I'm hooked!
i am selling 4 of mr.stumps early beads for a client.one is the cute little blue car and another is a murrini penndant.these were made in the mid 90s.anyone interested in seeing them can email me for pics.i have the first on ebay now.it is a cute little squirell. email@example.com
Hello I am unable to figure out how to find or click on any for sale gallery. At any rate, I am looking to sell, not buy; I have quite a few Josh Simpson pieces and they seem right up your alley; kindly email me and let me know if you are interested and if so, how to contact you. Thanks.
Great work Brian!
HI! Is this one by JOSH GRANT,#45: "Thunderbolt Mansion for an Opal" Size: .97" Price: $110? IF so, I would like to purchase it. Please let me know as soon as convenient. Also, do you know where Josh's work might be available, or where he is located? THANKS! JM
I would like to purchase the $200 Gateson Recko marble
Thanks Paul Carter
Im looking for a Bill Murray "man in the moon" If anyone knows where I can find one, please email me at Bonnieferguson@aol.com. Thank you.
Hi Guest - Good point about Loren Stump. I actually didn't say 'undisputed' in relation to the Juedemanns, I said 'arguably', meaning that I might have to argue my point, ha haa, as is the case. It would be hard to argue against Loren's Madonna murrine being the single greatest murrine ever created. However, I think if the Juedemanns ever took on a project of that magnitude and length of time, they could easily do something that spectacular. Their Madonna murrine is close. In terms of body of murrine work though, how does Loren compare? He just doesn't do as much murrine as the Juedemanns do. Also, they do different murrine styles/methods, so it's a bit hard to really compare them, and I should probably have said the J's are the world's best stringer murrine artists. In that category, there are few competitors, the DeiRossi's, who I think the J's have surpassed, and Zach Jorgenson, who simply isn't there yet and does mostly the torch method murrine himself, like Loren. Don't get me wrong, I think Loren is one of the world's greatest glass artists, no doubt, but when it comes to murrine only and overall body of work with that, I'd still say the J's have it.
This would be a fun topic/discussion for our Glass Addiction forum. Visit us at www.glassaddictionforum.com if you're interested. Thanks....Brian
Nice collection, but, I'd have to disagree with your comment about the Juedemann's being the undisputed best murrine artists. They are good, use interesting subjects, but they have a way to go before they approach the level of Loren Stump's work.
Hey Brian, Super nice marble collections!!
fun web site
can you help me contact ro purser or where i can buy
as i would love to buy his work
Could you tell me whwere you purchased the Christmas marble. I've been trying to locate one of these but can't find them. Maybe this is a one off piece.
Very very nice!