Since the age of 14 Stan O'Neil knew that whatever he did in life would involve working with his hands. At an early age, he loved to design and fabricate items.
His work experience began with paintwork on cars. As his art skills developed, he worked more intensely with metals. He has attended many different blacksmithing, metal working and auto painting courses. While attending a metal working course, he was introduced to the art of glass blowing. Almost immediately, he knew the time had come for him to expand his talents and add glass work to his array of skills. Since then he has had the pleasure of working and learning from the best instructors in the Northwest, and attended Pilchuck Glass school in 2010.
His latest work includes hand forged metal art flower stands that hold beautiful hand blown glass spinner flowers. All metal parts are hand forged with heat and hammering, and the spinners are custom blown at his glass studio on Camano Island. The hardness and formability of the metal in combination with the forming of the glass really excites him. Combining two different art media formed from heat and fire has presented great possibilities for his work. The colors and forms are an endless challenge. His studio is located on Camano Island, WA. He currently shows his work in his own blowing studio, Expressions Art Gallery in LaConner, WA , Renaissance Celebration in Bellingham, WA, Kuivato Gallery is Sedona, AZ; The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; Howard Mandville gallery in WA. We invite you to visit his shop on Etsy too.