Marble Paperweight, Steve Davis, "Multi-Swirl"
Handmade marble paperweight made by Steve Davis; swirls of lemon yellow and white over transparent glass; flattened on base, marble stand not needed; measures 1-1/2" in diameter; unsigned.
This is a new, hand-made marble offered for the collector's market.
A History of the Davis Family Glass Art:
Jim Davis and Sons was West Virginia's first family of marble makers. Jim (1930 - 2007) started the business in 1967. In the 1990's his sons, (7 in total), started working with Jim in his glass studio and started crafting marbles and other glass art and objects. Jim eventually encouraged his sons to take over the business.
Steve, the oldest son, had spent much time in the studio learning the different techniques his dad used in making marbles. He worked many years in an automotive plant and was the first son to retire early and work full time making contemporary art glass marbles.
More on the history of the Davis Family Glass Art can be found at the Natural Marble Museum at the Museum of American Glass here: http://mm.bglances.com/1-01-02-00%20Glass%20Artist%20-%20Jim%20Davis%20and%20Sons%20-%20Glassblowers.htm