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Lewis Wilson Marbles and Paperweights For Sale

Lewis Wilson is considered one of the 'Godfathers of Glass' in the borosilicate glass world, as he was one of the early pioneers in the use of boro in art glass, working with all forms of glass since clear back in the 70's. As Lewis puts it: "He started teaching himself how to work with glass in 1972 using a handheld propane torch and sunglasses. He was an Air Force medic working in an emergency room on the night shift. All the 4mm boro stirring rods from the laboratory vanished while he was there. In October of 1973 he started to work with Miguel Bonilla at Walt Disney World in Orlando." And the rest is history, as he has been involved in sooo many projects over the years which advanced the borosilicate art form, including all sorts of teaching endeavors. There is a special place in glass history for Lewis and his work, and here you have the chance to own some of his spherical pieces.

Most of Lewis' marbles and paperweights focus on soft glass vacuum encasements of various nature scenes he lampworked and put together. Lewis didn't bother himself with spherical perfection, so most of his marbles have punty marks on the bottoms, some might be out of round, that sort of thing. But, if you know Lewis and his zany personality, it fits well with his style, and they still display really nicely. They are all really fun pieces to have in the collection!

Please click on a gallery to see more images of each item and to purchase available pieces. I ship worldwide.

#1: Gila Green  Size: 2.33 x 1.79  Price: $100
:: #1: "Gila Green" Size: 2.33" x 1.79" Price: $100 ::
#2: Racer Fam  Size: 2.08 x 1.89  Price: $150
:: #2: "Racer Fam" Size: 2.08" x 1.89" Price: $150 ::
#3: Wee Little Piggies  Size: 1.57  Price: $160
:: #3: "Wee Little Piggies" Size: 1.57" Price: $160 ::
#7: Beetle Battle  Size: 2.36  Price: $160
:: #7: "Beetle Battle" Size: 2.36" Price: $160 ::
#8: Desert Duo  Size: 2.45  Price: $110
:: #8: "Desert Duo" Size: 2.45" Price: $110 ::
#9: Sparklezard  Size: 2.60  Price: $100
:: #9: "Sparklezard" Size: 2.60" Price: $100 ::
#11: Elevated Insight Size: 3.73 x 1.69 Price: $25
:: #11: "Elevated Insight" Size: 3.73" x 1.69" Price: $25 ::
#12: Uplift Insight Size: 3.51 x 1.14 Price: $20
:: #12: "Uplift Insight" Size: 3.51" x 1.14" Price: $20 ::
Golden Fireball Size: 0.63 Price: SOLD
:: "Golden Fireball" Size: 0.63" Price: SOLD ::
Leggo My Gecko  Size: 2.83  Price: SOLD
:: "Leggo My Gecko" Size: 2.83" Price: SOLD  ::
Poison Dart  Size: 1.61  Price: SOLD
:: "Poison Dart" Size: 1.61" Price: SOLD  ::
Jewel Beetle  Size: 1.22  Price: SOLD
:: "Jewel Beetle" Size: 1.22" Price: SOLD  ::
Gnome Home  Size: 2.90  Price: SOLD
:: "Gnome Home" Size: 2.90" Price: SOLD ::