Hello and Welcome to Vaseguy.com
My name is John Quinn. I am an Artist-Designer living and working
on Saltspring Island which is located on Canada's West Coast.
In the Saltspring Market I'm known as the Vaseguy because
I've sold my vases in the market since 1992.
CAST IN STONE masonry art vases are designed and handmade at my studio on Saltspring Island.
Each is a unique piece that will never be replicated. They
are made using a blend of techniques borrowed from
Lapidary, Mosaic and Stone Masonry. Cork feet to
protect your furniture and an incorporated glass
liner make every vase a truly functional piece of
Interested in Buying a Vase?
The Saltspring Island Market is where you'll find me on most Saturdays from April to October.
If you can't make it to Saltspring to view our Market. I'm happy to
ship my work directly to you and I do so on a satisfaction or money
back basis. So check out my
"Vases for Sale
Page" for more information on the vases and to
make a secure online purchase.
Alternatively, take a look through my "Stone
Vase Archive" for a past work that might catch
your eye. I can never completely replicate a vase , but I
may be able to produce one in the same stone and mineral
combination. I always send pictures of the completed vase for approval, when
work is ordered this way, before requesting payment.
Interested in Learning my Process?
My vases are truly unique. They show natural stone and minerals in an entirely new way. I have recently completed an illustrated, step by step, description of my innovative process. It's available as part of a license to use my design and methods. I'm offering training and license terms suitable for both hobbyist and business level production. See my
"Business Opportunity Page "for more details.
Planning a visit to Saltspring?
If you are considering a visit to Saltspring
please take a look at my
Saltspring Market page. There you will find links
to Saltspring Market websites and through that links to
everything else our fine little island has to offer.
Looking for a Salt Spring Island Stone Mason?
sometimes asked if I do other stone masonry work on Salt Spring such
as fireplaces, rock walls and stone steps.
I don't do that type
of masonry work myself. However I
wholeheartedly recommend my long time friend, Salt Spring Stone
Mason William MacLean who has extensive masonry experience on
Saltspring Island as well in Whistler, Galiano Island and else where
in B.C. You can see an impressive record of his great stonework on his