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Wheaton Village Marble Weekend 2006

About 60 or so artists and lots of collectors gathered at Wheaton Village in Millville, New Jersey from June 23-25 to celebrate contemporary art glass marbles at the 5th Annual Marble Weekend. Geoffrey Beetem was the featured artist and put on a special demo on Friday night. Lots of other artist demos happened throughout the weekend. Artists sold their marbles and related art glass all throughout the weekend. It was a family reunion of sorts as artists and collectors gathered on the porch of the Country Inn Hotel each evening until the wee hours, situated on the Wheaton Village property. Memories abound!

Marble pics follow the artist who made them, except in a couple cases at the end where I didn't get the artist's pic.
Geoffrey Beetem demo, Friday evening
Geoffrey Beetem demo, Friday evening
Working with the initial cane pickup
Working with the initial cane pickup
Marvering, etc.
Marvering, etc.
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Adding a gather of glass from the tank
Hot and glowing, ready to roll it
Hot and glowing, ready to roll it
Have to roll it into tubular, almost cylindrical
Have to roll it into tubular, almost cylindrical
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As it's rolled, Geoff begins to add the twist to the core
As it's rolled, Geoff begins to add the twist to the core
Have to keep the core hot
Have to keep the core hot
Forming the marble with a mold
Forming the marble with a mold
Keeping it hot in the right places
Keeping it hot in the right places
Marble is off the cane, now removing the punty
Marble is off the cane, now removing the punty
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Finished marbles taken to the kiln one at a time to slowly cool
Finished marbles taken to the kiln one at a time to slowly cool
Finished marble, 2 2/3
Finished marble, 2 2/3"
Glass is clear, but camera picks up yellow from the transparent green and red bands
Glass is clear, but camera picks up yellow from the transparent green and red bands
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Bottom, signed 'Wheaton Village 2006 Beetem'
Bottom, signed 'Wheaton Village 2006 Beetem'
Don Freel, working on the 2006 WV Collab
Don Freel, working on the 2006 WV Collab
Andy & Sara Gregorich
Andy & Sara Gregorich
t1%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f62664145.DmpySKxE.jpg Josh Mazet
Josh Mazet
There's my spider, the green and pink one that came with the original drawing of it
There's my spider, the green and pink one that came with the original drawing of it
Chris & Jackie Rice
Chris & Jackie Rice
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Ro Purser and Renee
Ro Purser and Renee
Ro Purser - 'The Man Who Would Not Be King'
Ro Purser - 'The Man Who Would Not Be King'
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Geoffrey Beetem, featured artist
Geoffrey Beetem, featured artist
Geoff and Scott Smith
Geoff and Scott Smith
Dang flash didn't go off!
Dang flash didn't go off!
Beetem had a nice setup, lots of nice art
Beetem had a nice setup, lots of nice art
LOVE this earth bowl
LOVE this earth bowl
Dan Grumbling & Wife
Dan Grumbling & Wife
Dan is the Mold Man
Dan is the Mold Man
Aaron West
Aaron West
Dan and Aaron shared a table
Dan and Aaron shared a table
Mike Gong
Mike Gong
Miles Gong
Miles Gong
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Lots of great stuff from Mike
Lots of great stuff from Mike
t1%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f62664181.IUlqDQ5n.jpg The UFO No-Longer-Crash Landing marble
The UFO No-Longer-Crash Landing marble
Wendy Besett
Wendy Besett
Painted by Ken Leslie, encase by Harry Bessett
Painted by Ken Leslie, encase by Harry Bessett
Gateson Recko & Jillian
Gateson Recko & Jillian
Crappy pic of some AWESOME marbles
Crappy pic of some AWESOME marbles
Filip Vogelpohl
Filip Vogelpohl
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Drew & Kathy Fritts
Drew & Kathy Fritts
Lots of great new styles from Drew
Lots of great new styles from Drew
Andrew Weill (right) & Timothy Adams
Andrew Weill (right) & Timothy Adams
t1%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f62664192.rw2DInIW.jpg Scott Hronich-Pernicka & Natasha Pernicka (he took her name)
Scott Hronich-Pernicka & Natasha Pernicka (he took her name)
HUGE vortexes
HUGE vortexes
t1%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f62664195.o5bOAf4w.jpg Mike & Jamie Mount
Mike & Jamie Mount
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Josh Sable
Josh Sable
t1%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f62664201.lblt2wLx.jpg Harry Kravet
Harry Kravet
t1%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f62664203.0JUyWQu1.jpg Ben Barocas
Ben Barocas
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Bradley Tubbs
Bradley Tubbs
t1%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f62664207.jtz4FA46.jpg Eddie, Bobbie and Abigail Seese
Eddie, Bobbie and Abigail Seese
t1%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f62664212.Y9gbTgoK.jpg t1%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f62664215.RwwfjJZk.jpg Brad Brandolino (aka Anakin) with one of his two daughters
Brad Brandolino (aka Anakin) with one of his two daughters
t1%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f62664218.bxyP77Lo.jpg Aimee LePri & Paul Katherman
Aimee LePri & Paul Katherman
Some of Paul's work
Some of Paul's work
Some of Aimee's
Some of Aimee's
Scott Meyer and Ron Hinkle (Scott works in Ron's shop, Hinkle Glass)
Scott Meyer and Ron Hinkle (Scott works in Ron's shop, Hinkle Glass)
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Francis Coupal
Francis Coupal
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Aaron Slater
Aaron Slater
t1%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f62664232.1lZZBK4w.jpg Dan Benway (wife Amy was there as welll, missed her)
Dan Benway (wife Amy was there as welll, missed her)
Benway/Kobuki crystal collab (Kobuki flower marble)
Benway/Kobuki crystal collab (Kobuki flower marble)
t1%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f62664236.AZ69UinV.jpg Sabina Boehm
Sabina Boehm
t1%2f17%2f390417%2f4%2f62664238.ensTJhOc.jpg Kevin Smolark
Kevin Smolark
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Kris & Amy Parke
Kris & Amy Parke
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Brad Quintana
Brad Quintana
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Nathan Miers
Nathan Miers
Graal marble tributes to Sable and Recko in the back there
Graal marble tributes to Sable and Recko in the back there
Ray Laubs Marbles
Ray Laubs Marbles
Beth Tomasello Marbles
Beth Tomasello Marbles
Beth II
Beth II