CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Over the weekend, the Corning Museum of Glass held a day dedicated to everything marbles. On Sunday, the museum held their annual Marvelous Marble Day. The day started off with a ceremonial glass ribbon cutting from the 2017 National Marbles Tournament King and Queen. The event featured a wide rang of activities for visitors, from a marble scavenger hunt, to learning how they're made. But for marble makers, the day is really about sharing the love of marbles with others.
"I work alone," said marble maker, Miles Parker. "I spend a lot of time working on these alone in my basement. So to get to come out and and actually see people enjoying them and share that fun, share the enjoyment, it's just a wonderful bonus."
The day is also an opportunity to share their skills.
"A lot of times people like to sort of covet their skills, their techniques," said Parker. "I like to share them. I think by working together, sharing our love for the glass and the skills, that's how the skills evolve."
If you'd like more information about the museum's Marvelous Marble Day, you can visit their website at: https://www.cmog.org/event/marvelous-marble-day.