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Chancey Bush
Conifer artist Jared Omas creates marbles in his home studio.
Art in the round: Local glass blower makes marbles large and small

Man has been intrigued by the modest marble since prehistoric times. Marbles have been found in the ashes of Pompeii, in Egyptian tombs and among the belongings of ancient peoples around the globe.

“Marbles were the first trinket ever made by humans,” said local glass blower Jared Omas. “It is the oldest collected thing in the world besides maybe a rock from the ground.”