Aquatic Glass Fountains
Glass and metal aquatic fountains are the newest and most creative addition to the artwork of James Stone.
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James Stone has done just about everything with glass. He even owned a 5,000-square-foot studio for stained glass in Las Vegas. Since then, Stone has moved to Rancho Bernardo, Calif., just north of San Diego. His current studio is at a winery and overlooks some marvelous land — but his current work features another view of the world altogether.
His glass and metal aquatic fountains are the newest and most creative addition to Stone's long line of creative undertakings. The base and workings of the fountains are all copper that is forged and formed with hand and hammer. All of the metal pieces are welded together as opposed to soldering them to provide for a stronger finished piece.
All the decorative elements of these fountains are hand-blown and worked glass. He uses the images of fish, coral and leaves to provide the underwater feel. The fish are blown glass; the bodies are formed, then the fins and eyes are added while the glass is still hot. Leaves are formed from balls of glass, and the corals are a combination of blown, pulled and fused glass. Once all the elements are formed, they are placed and connected. Then the fountain is complete, creating an underwater wonderland that can be placed anywhere.
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