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Published: 9/12/2013


Marble makers show off skill in Archbold

Archbold celebrated its artisans, Sept. 12, at the glass workshop Sauder Village. Mark Matthews and a special guest turned scraps into amazing marbles. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Finished marbles. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Finished marbles.
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A modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making machine made by John McCormick of St. Louis. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making machine made by John McCormick of St. Louis.
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A marble is made using a modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making machine. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A marble is made using a modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making machine.
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A marble is made using a modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making machine. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A marble is made using a modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making machine.
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A large finished marble. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A large finished marble.
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Glass artist Mark Matthews of Wauseon heats up glass in the furnace. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Glass artist Mark Matthews of Wauseon heats up glass in the furnace.
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A finished marble. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A finished marble.
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Glass artist Mark Matthews of Wauseon uses a blow torch help shape the glass. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Glass artist Mark Matthews of Wauseon uses a blow torch help shape the glass.
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A large group gathered to watch a marble being made using a modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making machine. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A large group gathered to watch a marble being made using a modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making ...
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Glass artist Mark Matthews of Wauseon shows off the Enlarge | Buy This Photo Glass artist Mark Matthews of Wauseon shows off the "pick up oven" where glass kept at more than 900 degrees ...
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From left, Rosie Kelly, 6, Clyde Kelly, 10, Penny Kelly, 5, and Aubrey Wilhelm, 6, watch during a demonstration. The group was visiting from Spring Lake, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo From left, Rosie Kelly, 6, Clyde Kelly, 10, Penny Kelly, 5, and Aubrey Wilhelm, 6, watch during a demonstration. The ...
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Glass artist Mark Matthews of Wauseon heats up glass in the furnace. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Glass artist Mark Matthews of Wauseon heats up glass in the furnace.
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