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Davis Marbles

Contemporary Art Marbles From The Mountain State


Jim Davis was born in West Virginia in 1930. In 1946 he started working in a glass plant making hand-crafted glassware. In 1990, he was encouraged by Louis Moore (a retired Vitro Agate marble maker) and Dennis Webb (co-author of Greenberg's Guide to Marbles) to make marbles. In 1991, he built his own furnace, made his own equipment, and started making marbles. In November of 2000, Jim suffered a severe stroke which paralyzed him on his left side. He remained in the hospital for quite some time until he was released to go home. After a year at home, Jim was moved to a nursing facility and only recently passed away.

Shortly after Jim became sick, he asked his six sons to take over the marble business. Steve soon retired from an automotive plant where he worked and began to fill the orders for marbles. Davis Marbles, located in Pennsboro WV, is dedicated to keeping the family business alive for years to come

Davis Marbles

Davis Marbles Person Interviewed: Steve Davis
Title: Marble Maker
Location: Ritchie County, West Virginia
Address: 114 Collins Avenue Pennsboro, WV 26415
Phone: 304 659-2537
Website: www.davismarbles.com

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