Escondido, CA

Glassblowing studio offers way to honor first responders

Blue gratitude heart made to thank local nurses.

Escondido art glass and mixed media artist James Stone, of Stone & Glass, makes blue Gratitude Hearts made of glass for local nurses. San Diegans can give back to local first responders, during Nurses Week, May 6-12, and beyond.

Stone is also offering glass hearts of any color for Mother’s Day (May 10), which come in a variety of sentiments; available for pick up or shipment. Optional additional hearts for a second Mother’s Day gift, or to gift to a local nurse, are also available.

Gratitude Hearts for local nurses (blue with a sentiment of gratitude) can be purchased at a discount and delivered to area hospitals in early June.

Stone is a full-time artist working out of his studio in Escondido. He is best known for his use of color; his process of casting glass hot out of the furnace, directly into the sculpted metal, is unique. 

Not only does Stone design commissioned work for individual clients, but also restaurants, museums and corporate businesses; from sets of drinking glasses to massive vases, bowls, lighting fixtures and sculptures, in a variety of themes and styles.

Stone and Glass is located at 629 W. Grand Ave., Escondido.

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