The Artist

About James

James-StoneAt his environmentally-conscious studio in Southern California, James Stone merges the ancient media of glass and metal to not only to create beauty and artistry, but to send an imperative message…

His latest mega-work “Last Call Before We Eat Them All” is an entire 30-foot wall, a dazzling yet powerful warning that the fish and other sea life are disappearing at historically unprecedented rates due to over-fishing and over-consumption and they simply will not last forever.

By creating sea creature and oceanic-themed sculptures, James not only portrays the beauty of the oceans’ diverse flora and fauna. But more significantly, his art speaks to the delicate sustainability of our world’s largest ecosystem and its inhabitants.

James Stone’s desire is straightforward: for people to see and enjoy his art – perhaps to purchase – but most importantly to chatter and talk about the art and the environment, igniting a spark and ultimately causing others to think about their seafood choices and their everyday lifestyle actions and purchases.


2000 Southern California Exposition, Honorable Mention
2001 Southern California Exposition, Honorable Mention
2002 Southern California Exposition, Special Award
2002 Fiesta Hermosa, First Place
2005 Indian Wells Arts Festival, Second Place
2005 Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens, Most Appealing Display
2006 Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens, Honorable Mention
2006 Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens, Mayor’s Purchase Award
2006 One of A Kind Show, Chicago, People’s Choice Award
2007 Dichroic by Design, Second Place
2008 Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens, Glass, Third Place

Creative and collaborative opportunities abound for students, interns, visiting artist, and potential employees. (858) 485-7701

Education & Training

1974 Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts major
Fairleigh Dickensen University, Madison, New Jersey

1990 Applied Design and Glass
Palomar College, San Diego, California

1990 Paperweights with Paul Stankard
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood,Washington

2007 Intensive Study, Hot Glass Sculpture with Martin Janecky
Viccalo Studios, Van Nuys, California

2009 Intensive study, Hot Glass Sculpture with Pino Signoretto
Eugene Glass School, Eugene Oregon

Friends of Stone & Glass

Good Morning San Diego, KUSI News
“Go Green,” San Diego Insider
“Aquatic Glass Fountains,”
“Glass artist works and thinks big,”
Fixing Climate
What Past Climate Changes Reveal About the Current Threat–and How to Counter It
Wallace S. Broecker and Robert Kunzig

Bottmfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood 
Taras Grescoe

The God Species
Mark Lynas