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For 2020, Carl will start signing his marbles with a "Blue" CF logo. Carl started making marbles in 2006 and began signing them in January of 2008. Every two years the logo color changes. From January 2008 until December 2009 the logo color was gold. From January 2010 until December 2011 the logo color was silver. From January 2012 until December 2013 the logo color was black. From January 2014 until December 2015 the logo color was white. From January 2016 until December 2017 the logo color was yellow. From January 2018 until December 2019 the logo color was red. These colorful logos help to date when the marble was made.
Continuing for 2020... Clear Marbles!
New advancements in UV cured resins allow Carl's polymer clay designs to be completely imbedded a thick coating of crystal clear resin. The resulting lensing effect is just like that of clear glass. This opens up a whole new world of marble types which can be created like sulphides, solid core swirls, sparklers, and more. These new resins let the light shine trough and make beautiful new millifiore and paperweight marbles possible. Look for lots of new and exciting marbles from Carl in 2020 using crystal clear resins.
"The History and Art of Marbles" exhibit is now history.
It was on display from November 7, 2015 until January 17, 2016
at the Temecula Valley Museum, 28314 Mercedes Street, Temecula, CA 92590.
The exhibit included many large colorful panels that detailed the history of marbles from their early beginnings as simple rounded stones
to the complex and beautiful creations of today's contemporary marble artists. The exhibit featured marbles from
Carl's personal collection of vintage and contemporary glass marbles as well as a case full of his
polymer clay mimics and contemporary art clay marbles. To see photos from the exhibit, click on the "Museum Show" link at the upper left of this page. For more information on the exhibit you can also visit temeculavalleymuseum.org.
Buy Direct in 2020!
Now you can buy your favorite Carl Fisher Marbles direct from the artist. They are his favorites, too. All these marbles have been hand selected to be the "Best-of-the-best." Just click on the Buy Direct link to view some of the latest creations and some of the most notable ones from the past. Also, look for Carl Fisher Marbles on eBay.
And still available in 2020... Custom Marble Colors!
Pick a color. Any color! Now imagine it on a marble. It could be your favorite color, or your eye color, or your car's color, or your cat's color, or a combination of just about any colors. Now imagine a pattern. Stripes, swirls, flames, polka dots, anything... and you're well on you way to a custom marble design. And, it's easier than you think to get one. Just call Carl.
Vintage and contemporary marble collectors worldwide collect Carl Fisher handmade marbles. Fisher has been featured in over 20 local and national newspaper and magazines in addition to numerous television appearances and radio interviews. He has become one of the world’s most highly collected contemporary marble artists.
Have you lost your marbles? Are you having difficulty finding more of what you want? Are you missing that last ultra-rare Peltier NLR to complete your collection? Need one more Christensen Guinea to fill up a box? How about a nice 2" black and white Clambroth? Let me make one for you. Whatever you need is just an email away. Below is just a quick sample of what can be done. Take a look at these Superman marbles:
The one in the center is a real 5/8" glass Peltier NLR Superman from my own collection. The rest are some of my 3/4" polymer clay mimics. All the mimics are half the weight of glass and signed under the glaze.
How about a nice set of Christensen Flame Mimics
Here's How It Works!
Just email me a picture of a marble that is similar to the one you need, include the size you want, what colors it should be, and any other special details. I'll do my best to recreate it in polymer clay. Then, I'll send you a picture of it. If it meets your specifications, I'll send it to you for an in-hand review. If you're not totally satisfied, you can return it for a full refund, or I'll try again. For a fraction of the cost of the real thing, you could be enjoying a nice polymer clay version of it right now. You have nothing to lose. If you're not sure what you need, just check out the new Recent Sales Marble Gallery by Clicking here. Click on the individual images to enlarge them.
As always, each marble is designed and individually handmade from polymer clay.
There are no paints or colored markers ever used.
The colors are created by blending the standard polymer clay colors together into an almost unlimited palette.
The designs are carefully created by meticulously stretching, rolling and forming the clay until the desired pattern is achieved.
Each design is unique and each marble is an individual work of art.
My marbles are lighter than glass marbles and softer to the touch. Yet,
they are extremely durable and will not chip, crack, or break.
You can even carry them around with you in your pocket all day long.
If you like collecting vintage machine-made marbles like the National Line Rainbows (NLR)
from the Peltier Glass Company, or Christensen Agate Company Flames and Striped Opaques,
you'll like collecting my hand-made contemporary mimics. They can be used as placeholders
in your collection until real ones come along. That's the reason I started making them in the first place...
because I couldn’t find (or afford) the real thing.