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handmade vases made from natural stone, semiprecious minerals and crystals such as amethyst

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 Functional Art.

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 in 2020, please take a look at my "Saltspring Market" page. There you will find links to Saltspring Market website and through that links to everything else our fine little island has to offer.

Looking for a Salt Spring Island Stone Mason?

I am 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 website: wildstoneworks.com

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