James Stone is a fearless man on a mission: to connect and share his creative spirit through his artistry in glassblowing.
James is trained in the classic Venetian blowing methods as well as hot sculpting solid material. Hot glass is magical to work with, and the color is mesmerizing. He loves to experience the “dance” over and over again every day. His favorite work is to create brightly colored organic shapes.
James and his wife Carol, (shown above) who is the COE, Chief of Everything (and Esther, their dog) are the owners of Stone & Glass and are a formidable positive force in their Escondido, California community. They have been instrumental in the creation of a collaborative arts organization to leverage the marketing and business development of Escondido’s arts, museums, and historic culture to a broader audience. All of this positive energy and momentum came to a screeching stop in early 2020. Since then, they have been rallying to offer a new line of collectible wine and rocks glasses through an online subscription membership. We are so proud to feature their story of hope and inspiration in this edition!
Top photo: "Autumn Light": With leaves and skies turning golden, winter drawing near, by golden fires light, autumn is finally here. It is the perfect time to settle down in your favorite comfy chair with some poetry, smell the rich fall air and enjoy your favorite beverage in your Collectors Club glass.
All the colors in this issue are derived from precious metals, such as gold, copper and titanium blended together and swirled to look like an autumn sunset.
These beautiful glasses are one-of-a-kind. Shop early to avoid the holiday shipping rush!