The Näf Glass Signature Series Marbles highlights an opal hovering in a vortex. The Gilson opal is one of the only stones that can be encased in pyrex glass. To achieve the various color tones, Dan Neff melts fine silver and 24k gold until it becomes a vapor and sticks to the glass. The ratio of these metals determines the color, which can range from blue to green to gold; however, there is no way to quantify that ratio; therefore, no two turn out the same, making each piece a signature of the artist.
As a glassblowing artist, Dan's marbles are his specialty. The Vortex marbles will amaze and mesmerize you, as the vortex seems to go way beyond the back of the marble to show unreal depth. The design is fully on the back half of the marble while the front features a smooth lens that magnifies the design.
Kiln annealed overnight for maximum durability.
Signed and dated on the back by Dan Neff.
Signature Series come in a variety of sizes and colors! If you do not see a color choice, send us a Custom Order inquiry and we can get you a quote.
Marbles sizes from 1.5" to 3" will have a design unique to the year it was made. Marbles sizes 1.25, 3.5 + up will have a solid black back.
A clear acrylic Marble stand will be included with your marble order.
Please note that while we do our best to create a cohesive series, not every piece will be identical as it is all handmade and subject to variations.