February 14, 2019 Slideshows

Humboldt Marble Weekend 2019 

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More than 1,000 marbles were hidden during Marble Weekend, including some around the grounds of Redwood Acres. Following clues and photos posted by Amber Potts about a "lost" marble on one of the eight "lost marble" Facebook groups on a list provided by organizers, Brenden W., of Redding, dug through the clump of shrubbery near the entrance kiosk to find this marble in a cloth bag on a chilly and damp Saturday afternoon.
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This marble-filled display case attracted onlookers to the artistic creations of FireChilde Glass Studio of Gold Canyon, Arizona.
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Customer Lindsey Landolfi, of Baltimore, said she extended her visit to Eureka for an extra day when she heard about the opening of the Humboldt Marble Weekend. She examined glass made by Heather Behrendt (left) and Margie Herdneck, of Rochester, New York.
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Heather Bottino, of Eureka, got a flashlight assist from Jes Durfee, marble artist from Duluth, Minnesota. This was his second year at the Humboldt Marble Weekend and said he appreciated the milder winter weather here, compared to Duluth.
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Marble artist Jonathan Popp, of Sodapopp Glass in Vancouver, Washington, brought his family with him for the weekend show. His daughters drew a display sign for the table.
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Marble artist Matt Kelley, of Willow Creek, was at work at the demonstration table on Friday afternoon.
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One of the secrets to selling marbles – have a well-lighted display case made with interesting or unusual display area (in this instance, made from old Chinese-checker boards).
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Topher Reynolds (left), one of the event organizers from Eureka, checked in with marble artist Matthew Simpson, of Dichroic Alchemy in Phoenix, Oregon. Simpson created the 31 laser-etched HMW logos used in the marbles auctioned off for the fundraiser.
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At bottom: the laser-etched HMW logo created by Matthew Simpson of Dichroic Alchemy in Phoenix, Oregon. At top: the end result, one of the 31 marbles made for the fundraiser auction using the logo inside it.
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Jeremiah England, of Eureka, and his children Cameron and Keliana, carefully checked out the the marble options by John Gibbons Glass of Eureka.
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This display case of marbles by John Gibbons Glass of Eureka attracted a regular stream of customers and onlookeers.
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Vendors and customers used blacklights on marbles to make them glow more brilliantly.
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Glass artist Jessi Rose Vook, of Arcata, was at work at the demonstration table on Saturday. Vook said she has been working with glass since 2009.
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Teresa Dunn, of Redding, was excited by her special opportunity to look over the display of marbles by Topher Reynolds, of Copious Glass in Eureka.
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Wondering what to do with the cremation remains of someone special in your life? Darin Mitchell, of Eternal Casements in Eureka, held one example of the glass marbles he makes that include cremation remains.
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Caren and Steve Matlock, of Eureka, looked over a "non-haggling case" of glass creations done by Ben Cornwell of BC Glass Worx in St. Louis, Missouri. "These have 'juice" in them," said Cornwell.
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Marble artist Matt Kelley, of Willow Creek, was at work at the demonstration table on Friday afternoon.

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