Glass is My Life

Josh Sable is one of the new generation of glass artisans that are making art glass marbles. Josh first got interested in glass in 1993 while attending a Grateful Dead music festival. It was there that he first saw contemporary art glass marbles. “They were fascinating.” A few years later a friend introduced him to the art of blowing glass. He loved the whole fire and heat experience working molten glass into works of art. At this time Calirornia State University was just beginning their off-hand glass program. Chico, California, has become one of the centers of the studio art glass movement with such famous pioneer glass studios like Orient and Flume. Josh was a music major at CSU but finally in the fall of 1998 he was able to find the time to enroll in the glass program. This was a turning point in his life. “The unbelievable feeling of melting glass in my hands was incredible.”

Josh moved to San Diego in the summer of 1999 and met Kaj Beck. He apprenticed under Kaj Beck learning basic lampworking techniques and establishing a solid foundation in working borosilicate glass. Josh has returned to the Chico area where he is pursuing a career as a glass artist.

The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia wishes to thank Josh Sable for donating to The National Marble Museum Collection. His beautiful designs are now part of the marble display.