What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Marble Man:


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Eddie Seese

West Virginia glass artist Eddie Seese is an absolute marble master. His diminutive works are some of the most collectible on the art marble scene, which is a real thing that I did not make up. Seese’s glass art may be small, but the pieces still manage to make a huge impact. Known among his contemporaries as “the color man,” he uses expertly balanced color combinations to create truly memorable marbles.

After looking at hundreds of close-up photos of his work, I actually had to walk away because the complexity and sheer quantity of his glass marbles was making my head spin. Or maybe I was just getting over-excited at the realization that Seese’s work was both affordable and small enough to fit in our micro apartment…

Incredibly, this darling of the marble world doesn’t seem to have a working website. However, you can see and purchase a pretty good cross-section of his work here.

Though I try hard to attribute all photos on the blog, today, that’s impossible. I ended up taking these pictures from around the internet. There doesn’t seem to be any way to tell who owns them (but it’s definitely not me). I’m sure at least some of them belong to Eddie Seese, so let’s go with that.



Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

43 thoughts on “The Marble Man:

  1. Indeed head spinning material! The things you bring just make me believe that we, not me , the experts can do anything!

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  2. Amazing. Beautifull. Art. Love all of them. .

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  3. Wow those are really gorgeous! I’ve always been fascinated by marbles 😊

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  4. I’ll be driving by the National Marble Museum in Weston, WV in about ten minutes. I was going to stop by and pickup one of his marbles. (Hard to resist the lost marbles jokes.) But alas, the museum is closed on Wednesday. Another time.

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  5. These are gorgeous. Now, if he’d start making beads, I’d be one happy camper.

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  6. I love marbles! Makes me want to grab a few and stick them in my pocket. I liken it to my love of painted wooden eggs.

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  7. These are superb! I was a very competitive and successful player of marbles in my childhood and I still have a collection of marbles now. I would love to own one of these as a sort of symbol or trophy of my marble and glass love.

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  8. Those are absolutely beautiful!

    I’m torn between wanting to encase them in my favorite chainmaille wrap, and thinking they’re too good to be obscured by a ring cage…

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  9. I wonder what would be an appropriate way to display marbles. Would it be better to find them spontaneously, or would you want to draw people’s attention to them? Along or in groups?

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    • That’s a good question. I was thinking a very plain, mostly flat dish would make an interesting display. We don’t have marbles, but we do have a collection of polished semi-precious stones, and we display them in two small square brushed silver dishes. There’s pretty much just a single layer of stones in each, but they move around and play off each other in interesting ways. I also feel like they invite touching that way, which we encourage.

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  10. Wow, wow, wow!!!!!

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  11. Simply Awesome, Talent and beautiful works of Art

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  12. I suppose one neat way to display these gem’s would be in a nice glass candy dish sitting atop this cool Jack. or other beautiful setting with cool things like these!img/4ae389a09cd858ca349de952d0e281866f2c00d9

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  13. I love these. I want them all! Marbles are one of the coolest things about childhood. I really like all the colourful pictures you find for your posts.

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  14. Imagine lollies like this.

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  16. Love his work. He is one of the many, many great marble artist out there. That said, his customer service is very poor and he is inaccessible to to public. Tried to contact him to see if he did commissions. I couldnt even get to repond to get that simple question answered. Ended up being annoyed and snubbed

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