Would you like some handmade Glass Marbles from Holy City, CA? HOLY ROLLERS help kids get back to basics with these timeless games. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 19, 2012.
About this project
This is our Story -
The Holy Rollers marble project is the brainchild of Tom Stanton and
Curt Walton. The marbles come from Holy City, CA, a small town that
decades ago was the host to hundreds of religious fanatics--hence the
name, Holy City, and our HOLY ROLLERS.
We hope to introduce "Holy Rollers" at the toy convention in New York
City in February of 2013, and we need your help! We want to bring back
the game of marbles to the youth of the world, with the hope that
playing face-to-face, tactile games will give our children something to do besides play video games.
Our Kickstarter goal is $5,000 but we don't want to stop there. The more we collect, the better our worldwide launch will be at the toy convention in February.
For a $15 dollar pledge, we will send you this beautiful,
hand-signed original painting created by Tom Stanton exclusively for
For a pledge of $35 you will receive the bag of marbles below along with the other gifts described on the right column.
Pledges of $125 and $250 will bring you the custom, hand-made glass
marbles from Holy City! These are rare, LIMITED EDITIONS and no more
will be made or sold except for the ones received by our generous
donors. An incredible offer for true collectors!
For $400, we present our spectagular "EARTH MARBLE." This limited edition of only 50 marbles will be numbered and signed by the artists at Holy City. They are hand-formed and hand colored with continents, oceans, and clouds--all in separate layers--bringing you a three dimensional view of our planet on a beautiful 2-1/2" glass orb. Don't miss out on these fabulous and incredibly rare collectibles!
For $600 we offer a marble making course for 2. For $1500 we offer a marble making party for 4.
Our classes are an extraordinary opportunity to learn the art of
making marbles yourself. Whether it is with one of your friends or
three of them, we will make sure that you will have an evening to
remember. The marble designs and colors will be completely customized
by you--making this the ultimate personal experience. A "bucket-list"
For $3500 we offer you the ultimate art glass marble making experience!For those of your outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, glass artists Curt Walton and Tom Stanton will travel cross-country to the nearest metropolitan area, where you and one of your friends will enjoy a full day of instructional glass blowing at a glass studio, and even create your own set of marbles to take home. You will also receive a beautiful DVD shot during the day and edited into a keepsake of your experience.
We would appreciate your help getting our Holy Rollers to the Toy Convention in 2013. Please help us out with this unique, worthwhile project and enjoy your unique hand-made marble rewards!
Curt & Tom
For pledges of $65 and under, please add $18 for international shipping. Pledges for the custom glass marbles, please add $40 for international shipping.
Pledge $15 or more
For a $15 pledge, you will receive a huge thank you on our website and
a beautiful, hand-signed postcard from Holy City, CA thanking you for
your kind donation. The postcard features the original painting
created in 1992 by Tom Stanton and a custom Holy City postage stamp on
the back. This is a limited Edition of 1,000 hand signed and hand numbered. A true collector's item.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $35 or more
For helping us with a $35 pledge, you will receive a set of 10 glass
marbles in a beautiful leather pouch, embossed with the words "HOLY
ROLLERS," a copy of "World Art Glass Quarterly" magazine, a postcard
from Holy City, CA with a custom Holy City postage stamp, and a
booklet describing the history of Holy City.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $65 or more
With your generous pledge of $65, you will receive TWO sets of 10
Glass Marbles in leather pouches, embossed with the words "HOLY
ROLLERS," and two different issues of "World Art Glass Quarterly"
magazine, as well as two postcards from Holy City, CA with custom Holy
City postage stamps, and a two booklets describing the history of Holy
Pledge $125 or more
15 backers Limited (60 left of 75)
A pledge of $125 will bring you a signed, "Limited Edition" 1.5"
Marble with a beautiful stand. This custom piece of art comes hand
signed and numbered by the artists of Holy City and with a signed
letter of authenticity, all in a beautiful box. Only 75 of these
Limited Edition pieces will be created. You will receive
the gifts for reward level #2 as well.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer Limited (99 left of 100)
A pledge of $250 will assure you of a signed, "Limited Edition" 2-3/8"
Marble with an attractive stand so you can show it off to anyone who
visits your home or office. This work of art comes hand signed and
numbered by the artists of Holy City, with a signed letter of
authenticity and a beautiful box. Only 100 of these Limited Edition
pieces will be created. You will receive the gifts for reward level #2 as well.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $400 or more
2 backers Limited (48 left of 50)
The custom "Earth Marble" created by artist Tom Stanton is yours for a
pledge of $400. The much sought after EARTH MARBLE, a 2-1/2" orb, is
completely hand made and hand colored with beautiful continents,
oceans, and clouds. As a limited edition of 50, these will go fast.
You will receive the gifts for reward level #2 as well.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $600 or more
0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)
Interested in taking a marble making class from the masters? For only
$600, you receive a 3-hour "Marble Making" course for 2 in Holy City
Studios, where you will learn how to make world-class marbles from
artists with over 30 years experience in the glass business. The
evening includes dinner, and you will take home anything you make that
evening as our gift. You will be sure to come away with some wonderful
memories! You will receive the gifts for reward level #2 as well.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,500 or more
0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)
Have you ever considered a glass blowing party? Well, here is your
chance! For a pledge of $1,500 you and 3 of your friends will enjoy an
engaging evening at your own personal "Marble Making" party in Holy
City Studios. We will serve an amazing dinner, socialize, and help you
learn to make world-class marbles. Keep everything you make that
evening--including memories of an evening you will never forget. You will receive the gifts for reward level #2 as well.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $3,500 or more
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
Here is the ultimate art glass connoisseur's dream--and it can come
true for a pledge of only $3,500. Artists Curt Walton and Tom Stanton
will personally fly to any major metropolitan area in the continental
United States and spend a day (6-8 hours) with you and one of your
friends. We will teach you the art of designing and creating art glass
marbles. We will also create a customized DVD of you working with the
glass! The day includes a world class dinner at one of the finest
restaurants in town. Don't miss this! Create one of the most memorable
days of your life--learning from the masters and creating your own set
of hand-crafted marbles! You will receive the gifts for reward level #2 as well.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)