Today we’d like to introduce you to Stoney Chicken.
Hi Stoney, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself
I started glass blowing as a hobby when I lived in oregon. After moving to Arizona and struggling to find a job I fit into I started melting full time and slowly turned it into a business.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Its not been a smooth road at all. Lots of bumps, bruises, cuts and most definitely burns along the way. Its been a struggle to make a name in an industry full of other amazing artists. At first I had to drive around shop to shop basically begging to sale my glass in their shops. Now im so busy shops have to place orders to get anything from me.
Its been a learning experience for sure. Im a very old school country boy from the woods of Norcal and im not the best at business. I speak my mind and a lot of times I tend to rub people the wrong. Im definitely not the best at selling my glass either. I try to leave that up to my wife Carissa, who is a much better people person.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
Right now im best known for my glass chains and my frogs.
I’ve worked hard to be one of the best chain makers around and even won an award at the last world series of glass for a chain I collaborated on with @slickrickglass. I build and pull custom rod for my chains and am currently the only chain artist doing this. I love to work with other artists and chain their pendants. I’ve worked with many of the best glass artists in the business. Its a good feeling knowing they trust me with their work.
Recently I’ve been making frogs and wood grain out of glass. Im looking forward to the next Glass Vegas Expo where I will release my latest creations on the world.
What was your favorite childhood memory?
Spending time with my grandmother. She was an amazing artists and is the reason I am so artistic today. We spent hours gardening, painting, drawing and watching Bob Ross on PBS.
- Chains start at $300 and go up depending on color, length and pendant
- Frogs start at $60 and go up depending on detail
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @stoneychicken
The world series of glass picture – @areysocal @glassvegasexpo