For me, art pieces should be more than just decorative. They need to tell a story, champion a moral or evoke an emotion. I would encourage the viewer to use the titles as clues to the message of the piece.
Many of my personal pieces consist of various forms of transparent glass with painted imagery. The distorted, yet veiled view thru the glass is of particular significance, similar to viewing underwater images. My works detail marine life and their struggles, which in many ways parallel our own human challenges.
Life in general can be hard to see and understand clearly at times, but like viewing fish in water, if you look deep, wait patiently and seek the truth; eventually things will become clear.
1973 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, Washington
B.F.A. Major In Art (Glass and Printmaking)
1976 Central Washington University Ellensburg, Washington
M.A. Major In Art (Glass, Ceramics and Related Media)
1979 - Current Covenant Art Glass Everett, Washington
Owner, Operator, Artist and Instructor
1976 - 1979 The Pilchuck School Stanwood, Washington,
1977 - 1978 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, Washington,
2014 – Mayor’s Art Award, Everett
2006 – Artist of the Year, Snohomish County
Arts Council of Snohomish County, Board member
Association of Stained Glass Lamp Artists (ASGLA)
Retail Art Glass Suppliers (RAGS)
From an early age, Stan was always drawing anything and everything. While at Pacific Lutheran University, he was either competing with the ski team, or hard at work in the art department. During his years in art school he experimented with ceramics, printmaking, jewelry, and painting, but glass quickly became his favorite medium. After graduating from PLU, Stan was accepted at Central Washington University where he received a master’s degree in glass.
The biggest impact on Stan’s glass career came from attending The Pilchuck Glass School in 1973. Stan was a student to start, advanced to a TA and eventually became the caretaker and purchasing agent for Pilchuck. The promotion moved him into the administrative office and out of the studio. Stan needed a more creative position so he and his wife Colleen left Pilchuck to start Covenant Art Glass in Everett, Washington.
The Prices saw a need for a teaching and working studio, as well as a source of supplies for the county. Covenant Art Glass has been a successful and valuable addition to the community since the doors opened in 1979 and continues to thrive today. Currently Stan is venturing in a new direction of designing and executing gallery/museum quality pieces. His glass career started with blown glass, moved to leaded glass and recently he began combining traditional glass paint with fused glass. You could say he moved from hot glass, to cold glass and is currently creating with warm glass. Being named “Artist of the Year, 2006” for Snohomish County reignited a wealth of creativity that had been on the back burner for a time. New design and technique possibilities seem to be pouring out of Stan: the future of his work looks very exciting! Stan says the only thing more fulfilling to him than doing art is to spend time with his family and friends.