One of the true deans of the contemporary glass marble movement, Anthony Parker has been creating marbles for nearly twenty years. Each one is unique in its own right. Many of Anthony's marbles are crafted from glass he produces himself, one of the reasons they have become so collectible over the years.
Anthony Parker was born in Pendleton, Oregon in 1945. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1972 and his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1976 from Portland State University. He taught glass in Arizona, Alaska, Washington and Oregon. His glass has been shown at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York; the Museum of Decorative Art, Louvre, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the exhibitions in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, New Zealand, Spain and Romania. With a 1984 Fulbright Senior Research Grant, Anthony spent two years in Romania. He worked at seven different glass factories, with an exhibition at the US Embassy in Bucharest at the end of each year.
Returning to his home in Portland, Oregon, he built his studio and developed his handmade marbles, which are collected in seventeen countries around the world.